OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA
Eastern Red Maple

Botanical Terms

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3-merous

4-merous

5-merous

2-rankedclick to see visual examples

3-ranked click to see visual examples

4-rankedclick to see visual examples

acheneclick to see visual examples

acicular

acidity

acuminate

acute

aerial rootlet

aggregates

alluvial

alternate

amphibolite

angiosperm

angiosperm

angled twig

antherclick to see visual examples

aquatics

arcuate venationclick to see visual examples

arils

armed

aromatic

aspect

astringent

auricleclick to see visual examples

auriculateclick to see visual examples

axillaryclick to see visual examples

awnclick to see visual examples

basic

basic soil

beardclick to see visual examples

berm

berryclick to see visual examples

bipinnate

blackwater rivers

bladeclick to see visual examples

bladeclick to see visual examples

bloom

Blue Ridge

bog

boreal

bottomland swamp

brackish marsh

bractclick to see visual examples

bractlet

branch

branch scar

branchlet

bristlesclick to see visual examples

bristlyclick to see visual examples

brownwater rivers

bud

bundle scarclick to see visual examples

calyxclick to see visual examples

cane

canopy species

capsuleclick to see visual examples

cataract bog

cataract bogs

catkinclick to see visual examples

caudateclick to see visual examples

ciliateclick to see visual examples

circumboreal

circumneutral

circumnutation

circumscissileclick to see visual examples

clockwise

collateral bud

collar

colonial

compound leaf

compound fruits

compound pistil

cone

connate

cordateclick to see visual examples

corolla

corrugated

coriaceousclick to see visual examples

corymbclick to see visual examples

counterclockwise

cove forests

crenateclick to see visual examples

culmclick to see visual examples

culmclick to see visual examples

cultivar

Cumberland Plateau

cuneateclick to see visual examples

cuspidate

cyathium

cyme

decurrentclick to see visual examples

deciduous

deltoid

dentateclick to see visual examples

depression meadow

dextrorse

dioecious

distichousclick to see visual examples

dull

drupeclick to see visual examples

dune

ecovar

ellipticalclick to see visual examples

emarginate

emergent

emersed

entire

exotic invasive

exotic plant

exposure

evergreen

falcateclick to see visual examples

false-terminal bud

fastigiate

felty

fen

fertile frond

filiformclick to see visual examples

flabellate

flesh

floating

floating-leaved

floret

forb

follicleclick to see visual examples

freshwater marsh

frond

fruit

fruit-dot

glabrousclick to see visual examples

glandular dots

glandular-hispid

glaucousclick to see visual examples

glume

graminoid

granitic flatrocks

granular

groundcover

gymnosperm

gymnosperm

hammock

head

helicoidclick to see visual examples

herb

herbaceous

higher elevations

hip

hispidclick to see visual examples

hummock

hydric

hydrophytes

imbricate

indicator species

indusium

inferior ovaryclick to see visual examples

inflorescence

internodeclick to see visual examples

internode (twig)

internode (grass)

intolerant species

introduced plant

invasive plant

involucral bractsclick to see visual examples

involuteclick to see visual examples

juvenile wood

keelclick to see visual examples

keeledclick to see visual examples

lanceolateclick to see visual examples

lateral bud

leaf scar

leaflet

legumeclick to see visual examples

lemma

lenticelclick to see visual examples

levee

liguleclick to see visual examples

linear

lined twig

lobed

lower elevations

lustrous

main veins

maritime forest

marsh

mature wood

mealy

merosity

-merous

mesic

mesic

middle elevations

midrib

monadnock

monoecious

montane bog

montane bogs

mucronateclick to see visual examples

multiples

naked bud

native plant

naturalized plant

nerveclick to see visual examples

node

node

node

nonalluvial swamp

nut

obovate

obtuse

ombrotrophic

once-pinnate frond

opposite

ornamental plant

ovaryclick to see visual examples

ovate

palea

palmateclick to see visual examples

palmate venation

panicleclick to see visual examples

panicleclick to see visual examples

parallel venation

pappusclick to see visual examples

peat

peatland

pedicelclick to see visual examples

peltate glands

petioleclick to see visual examples

phylogenetics

Piedmont

pine flatwoods

pine savanna

pinnae

pinnae

pinnate

pinnate venation

pinnatifid

pinnules

pistil

pith

plumoseclick to see visual examples

pocosin

pocosins

pod

polygamous

pome

pricklesclick to see visual examples

pseudo-terminal bud

pubescentclick to see visual examples

punctate

racemeclick to see visual examples

racemeclick to see visual examples

rachilla

rachisclick to see visual examples

rachisclick to see visual examples

rachisclick to see visual examples

receptacle

reclining

remotely toothed

reniform

resin globules

revoluteclick to see visual examples

rhizomeclick to see visual examples

rhizomatous

rhizomatous

rhizome

Ridge and Valley

rock outcrop

rootstock

rounded

rugose

salt flats

salt marsh

samaraclick to see visual examples

scabrous

scaled bud

scurfyclick to see visual examples

seedhead

seepage

semi-evergreen

sepalsclick to see visual examples

serrulate

sessileclick to see visual examples

sheathclick to see visual examples

sheathclick to see visual examples

shell forest

shrub

silky

simple frond

simple leaf

simple fruits

simple pistil

sinistrorse

sori

source-identified seed

spadixclick to see visual examples

spatheclick to see visual examples

spatulateclick to see visual examples

spikeclick to see visual examples

spikeclick to see visual examples

spikeletclick to see visual examples

spinesclick to see visual examples

spore

sporangia

spur shoot

stamenclick to see visual examples

staminodeclick to see visual examples

stand

standardclick to see visual examples

sterile frond

stigmaclick to see visual examples

stipuleclick to see visual examples

stipules

stolon

stoloniferous

strobile

submerged bud

submersed

subulate

suckering

sunken bud

superior ovaryclick to see visual examples

superposed bud

swamp

tardily deciduous

tendril

terminal bud

thornsclick to see visual examples

tidal freshwater swamp

tomentoseclick to see visual examples

toothed

trailing

trifoliate

tree

twice-pinnate frond

trichomeclick to see visual examples

truncateclick to see visual examples

tube

twig

twining

umbel

understory species

undulate

unequal

valvateclick to see visual examples

variety

venation

vernal pool

vine

wetlands

whorled

wingedclick to see visual examples

woolly

xeric

zig-zag

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