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- The part of an annual shoot that is formed after a summer pause in growth.
- lanceolate (adj.)
- Much more long than broad; like a lance in shape, tapering from
below the middle toward the tip.
- The rooting of an undetached branch, laying on or partially buried in the
soil, which is capable of independent growth after separation from the mother
- Process by which water removes and transports
inorganic nutrients and humus in solution through soil.
- A flat, thin, (commonly) green appendage of a plant stem. The main portion
of a tree or other higher plant where
- A segment of a compound
- Organism comprising a species of fungus symbiotically joining with a species of algae.
- The uppermost layer of organic debris on a forest floor. It contains
freshly fallen or only slightly decomposed vegetable matter, mainly foliage,
and also bark, twigs, flowers, and fruits.
- Leaves that are deeply cut but not more than halfway from the edge to the midrib.
- A uniform and unstratified fine sand or silt (sometimes clay) deposited
after transported by wind. An aeolian soil.
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