Gardening Glossary

The Sow and So gardening glossary.
An ever growing collection of unusual, but often used gardening words or terms.
We’re planting the seeds of wisdom with alphabetical knowledge.

A

A

A is for Abasial

Abasial

Achene

Achene

Actinomorphic

Actinomorphic

Adventitious root

Adventitious root

Aquatic Plant

Aquatic Plant

B

B

Basal Plate

Basal Plate

b is for blanching

Blanching

B is for Bole

Bole

Bracket

Bracket

Bract

Bract

C

C

C is for Calyx

Calyx

Capsule

Capsule

Cauliflorous

Cauliflorous

c is for cultivar

Cultivar

Clamp

Clamp

D

D

D is for Dentate

Dentate

Dew Point

Dew Point

Dicotyledon

Dicotyledon

Diurnal

Diurnal

d is for drupe

Drupe

E

E

Ear

Ear

earth up

Earth Up

Entomophily

Entomophily

E is for Ericaceous

Ericaceous

E is for Espalier

Espalier

F

F

F for Fan-trained

Fan-trained

Fastigiate

Fastigiate

F is for French Drain

French Drain

Froghopper

Froghopper

Frost Pocket

Frost Pocket

G

G

G is for GALL

Gall

Geophyte

Geophyte

Covered with a bluish, white or grey bloom on leaves, flowers, stems or fruit.

Glaucous

Globose

Globose

G for Green Manure

Green Manure

H

H

Halophyte

Halophyte

H is for Heel

Heel

Hilum

Hilum

H is for Honey Fungus

Honey Fungus

Hull

Hull

I

I

Indehiscent

Indehiscent

indumentum-featured

Indumentum

Indeterminate

Indeterminate

I for Interplanting

Interplanting

Irishman’s Cutting

Irishman’s Cutting

J

J

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed

John Innes

John Innes

J is for Joint

Joint

Jugate

Jugate

June Drop

June Drop

K

K

K is for Keel

Keel

k is for key

Key

Kex

Kex

Knock Out

Knock Out

Knosp

Knosp

L

L

Lanceolate

Lanceolate

L is for Lateral

Lateral

Leatherjacket

Leatherjacket

Lichen

Lichen

Littoral

Littoral

M

M

Maculate

Maculate

Marcescent

Marcescent

Mesophyte

Mesophyte

Word up Gladioli MONOCOT

Monocot

Mycology

Mycology

N

N

Word up! N for NAP

Nap

Nerve

Nerve

Nog

Nog

Nonvascular

Nonvascular

Nuciferous

Nuciferous

O

O

offset

Offset

Osier

Osier

Oporice

Oporice

O is for Ovary

Ovary

Overwinter

Overwinter

P

P

p is for palmate

Palmate

Pappus

Pappus

Pedology

Pedology

Perfoliate

Perfoliate

Persistent

Persistent

Q

Q

Quatrefoil

Quatrefoil

Q for Queach

Queach

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Quilled

Quercetum

Quercetum

quincy-berry

Quincy-berry

R

R

Raceme

Raceme

Radical

Radical

Recumbent

Recumbent

Remontant

Remontant

R for Rugose

Rugose

S

S

Sawfly

Sawfly

scandent

Scandent

Scarify

Scarify

Seaweed

Seaweed

S for Spit

Spit

T

T

tar spot

Tar Spot

tilth

Tilth

Tines

Tines

T is for Top Dress

Top Dress

Topiary

Topiary

U

U

Ulex

Ulex

Uliginous

Uliginous

U is for UMBEL

Umbel

Union

Union

Unisexual

Unisexual

V

V

Variegated

Variegated

Venation

Venation

V for VERMICULITE Word up

Vermiculite

Vernal

Vernal

Viscid

Viscid

W

W

Watershoot

Watershoot

wattle

Wattle

W is for Weeping

Weeping

Whorl

Whorl

Wood Ash

Wood Ash

X

X

Axil

aXil

Hybrid (X)

Hybrid (X)

Xenogamy

Xenogamy

X is for Xerophyte

Xerophyte

Xylem

Xylem

Y

Y

Yard

Yard

Y is for Yarrow

Yarrow

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket

Yield

Yield

Yucca

Yucca

Z

Z

Zea

Zea

zinc

Zinc

Yellow ZINNIA 1

Zinnia

Zonal

Zonal

Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic