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
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