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Glossary of Botanical and Horticultural Terms

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I will be compiling a Glossary of Botanical and Horticultural terms as well as links to references where appropriate. If you have any ideas of what should be included or any questions, please leave a message. It may take some time for me to respond but I will respond.
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Anemochory: seed dispersal by wind
Annual: Plants that die out completely at the end of the growing season or after they have flowered and borne fruit. They need to be regrown from seeds. Reference 

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Biennials: Plants that take two years to complete their life cycle (from bi meaning two and annual meaning year). whose  Reference
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Bract: Modified leaf-like structures  Reference
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Crepuscular: in biology refers to activity that occurs at twilight (dawn and dusk) such as flowers opening or the primary period of activity of certain animals (See also diurnal, nocturnal and vespertine)
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Diurnal:  in biology refers to activity that occurs during the daytime such as flowers opening or the primary period of activity of certain animals (See also crepuscular, nocturnal and vespertine)
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Furanocomarin: a phytochemical that causes phytophotodermatitis. Reference
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Herbaceous: a plant with a non woody stem. Their leaves and stems die down at the end of the growing season. Reference
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Holoparasitic: Plant species that are do not produce their own chlorophyll and cannot perform photosynthesis. Reference 
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Perennial plant: A plant that lives for more than two years. Reference
Phototropism: The growth of organisms in response to light. Positive phototropism is movement towards light while negative phototropism is movement away from light. Reference 

Phytochemical: chemicals that occur naturally in plants. Reference
Phytophotodermatitis: a skin condition which arises from chemical burns which develop when skin that has come in contact with furanocomarin is exposed to ultraviolet light. Reference 
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Thigmotropism: a movement in which a plant moves or reacts to touch or contact stimuli
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Vespertine: in biology refers to activity occurring in the evening (see also crepuscular, diurnal and nocturnal)
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