Botanical Words Alphabetical List - SH
SHADE CLOTH:1. A fabric stretched over young plants to protect them from excessive heat and moisture loss. 2. Any of various fabrics used in the summer to lower soil temperatures, accelerate germination of cool-season fall crops, prevent bolting, and protect against drying.
SHADE NETTING: Mesh material that is stretched over a frame to shield plants from too much sun or heat.
SHAGGY: Pubescent or downy with long and soft hairs.
SHALLOW SOIL: Soil that has little room for water storage and that can easily be moved by the weather.
SHEATH: A tubular covering surrounding an organ or part of a plant, such as the basal part of a grass leaf surrounding the stem.
SHELTERBELT: A row or stand of trees, shrubs, or other dense growth planted as a barrier between a garden site and the prevailing wind or direction of storms.
SHORT-DAY PLANT: A plant that tolerates short daylight hours; a plant which doesn't need long periods of sunlight. Chrysanthemums are examples of short-day plants.
SHRUB: A woody plant, usually smaller than a tree, which produces several stems rather than a single trunk from the base.
SHRUBBERY: 1. Shrubs collectively. 2. A planting of shrubs, as in a garden.
SHRUBBY: 1. Shrub-like, scrubby. 2. Abounding in shrubs.
SHUCK: 1. An outer covering, such as the husk of corn or the shell of a walnut. 2. To remove the husk, pod, or shell from.
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