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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Category: Word of the Day

Learning botany one word at a time.

Ontogeny: One Plant, Many Leaf Shapes

A single species can have different leaf shapes over the life of the plant.

Word of the Day: Dioecious

Plants that have blooms that only contain boy parts or girl parts, but not both, are dioecious.

Word of the Day: Viviparous

Viviparous plants generate offspring while attached to the parent.

Word of the Day: Cotyledon

Think of them as linebackers, clearing a path for the plant that follows.

Word of the Day: Monocarpic

They live their lives and then go out with a bang. They burn out, not fade away.


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