Botanical Words Alphabetical List - VE
VEGETABLE: Normally, an herbaceous, cultivated plant used for food, such as potatoes, spinach, peas, etc.
VEGETATIVE: Having the power to produce or support growth in plants, such as the vegetative properties of soil.
VEGETATIVE GROWTH: Non-flowering, usually leafy growth.
VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION: Propagation by asexual means, such as stem and leaf cuttings, layering, root division, or bulblets. Leaves of African Violets can be used as cuttings; Roses and fruit trees can be propagated by stem cuttings; Irises can be increased by dividing their roots; Lilies can be increased by bulblets and Strawberries can be layered.
VEIN: A fibrovascular bundle at or near the surface of a leaf; a rib.
VELAMEN: The outermost tissue of roots of many orchids, dead at maturity and capable of absorption and short-term storage of water and nutrients.
VELUTINOUS: Velvety; covered with thick, silky hairs.
VENATION: The arrangement of veins in the blade of a leaf.
VENOUS: Having many veins, such as a venous leaf.
VENTRAL: Belonging to the front or inner surface; the opposite of dorsal.
VENTRICOSE: Swollen or distended on one side.
VERNATION: The arrangement of leaves within a bud.
VERRUCOSE: With a warty or bumpy surface.
VERRUCOUS: Resembling a wart.
VERRUCULOSE: Minutely verrucose.
VERSATILE: Swinging or turning without restraint on a support, such as an anther fixed at the middle on the tip of the filament, and swinging freely.
VERTICIL: A whorl; as leaves or flowers that are disposed in a circle or ring around an axis.
VERTICILLASTER: A form of inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged in an apparent whorl, consisting of a pair of opposite axillary, usually sessile, cymes or clusters, as in many of the Mint family, Labiatae.
VERTICILLASTRATE: Bearing or arranged in verticillasters.
VERTICILLATE: Whorled; arranged in a verticil, such as leaves or flowers; having organs so arranged.
VESPERTINE: Opening in the evening, such as a flower.
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