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Malta Wild Plants - Wild plants glossary
Category: Animals and Nature > Plants of Malta
Date & country: 06/04/2012, MA
Words: 519


Vernation
the arrangement of leaves within a bud

Vernicose
appearing as though varnished

Verrucose
covered with wart-like projections

Versicolor
having various colors

Verticillate
same as 'whorled'

Vesicle
a bladder or cavity

Vespertine
opening or functioning in the evening

Vinaceous
wine-colored

Violaceous
violet-colored

Virescent
becoming green or greenish

Viscid
sticky or greasy

Vitreous
transparent

Whorl
a circle of three or more structures radiating outward from the same node

Winter Annual
plant with seeds germinating in late summer or fall and completing flowering and fruiting in spring or summer (compare summer annual)

Xanthic
yellowish

Xero-
prefix meaning dry

Xylem
the water-conducting tissue of vascular plants

Zonate
marked or colored in circular rings or zones

Zoophilous
animal-pollinated