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USGS - Wetland Plants
Category: Agriculture and Industry
Date & country: 01/07/2013, US
Words: 115


stigma
the terminal portion of a pistil which is receptive to pollen.

stipe
a stalk.

stipule
an appendage at the base of a leaf.

stolon
an above-ground, horizontal stem.

strigose
having straight, stiff hairs that are flattened along a surface.

style
the stalk-like portion of a pistil connecting the stigma and ovary.

tepal
in a given plant, sepals and petals that strongly resemble each other.

thyrse
an inflorescence resembling a compact panicle.

till
unstratified and unsorted material deposited directly by a glacier.

tuber
a starchy, enlarged portion of a rhizome or root.

unisexual
having only stamens (staminate) or pistils (pistillate).

upland
an area that does not have the hydrologic conditions necessary for the development of hydric (wetland) soils and establishment of wetland plant communities.

villous
having long, soft hairs that are not matted.

wetlands
areas saturated or inundated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.

whorl
a group of three or more parts surrounding a node.