flowering plant

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flowering plant

A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm.

flow′ering plant′

a plant that produces flowers, fruit, and seeds; angiosperm.

flow·er·ing plant

A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm.
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Noun1.flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovaryflowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
phanerogam, seed plant, spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
Angiospermae, Anthophyta, class Angiospermae, division Anthophyta, division Magnoliophyta, Magnoliophyta - comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
angiocarp - tree bearing fruit enclosed in a shell or involucre or husk
dicot, dicotyledon, exogen, magnoliopsid - flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside
endogen, liliopsid, monocot, monocotyledon - a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
madderwort, rubiaceous plant - any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae
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Broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons, boxwoods and hollies sometimes don't fare too well in the Midwest.
The land uses included the conventionally managed mature Moso bamboo plantation forest (CM), the intensively managed mature Moso bamboo plantation forest (IM), and the remaining natural subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest (BL) from which the bamboo forests were originally developed in late 1970s.
Like conifers, broadleaf evergreens need little pruning--especially if you plant one suited to the site.
On the coastal plains of the southeast United States and northern Florida is a life zone of forests of three different physiognomic types: deciduous dicot trees ("hardwoods"), broadleaf evergreens, and conifers (most of them evergreen).
2] plots were revisited and all green herbaceous material, leaves of broadleaf evergreen woody plants, and fruiting bodies of fungi were harvested, oven-dried and weighed.
Thick broadleaf evergreen forests; high temperatures and considerable rainfall year-round.
Olancho) represent the interior, and were cultivated areas that were once dense broadleaf evergreen forests.
As a note of caution, broadleaf evergreen such as hollies should not be planted until spring to protect them from cold, drying winds.
That goes for deciduous and hardy broadleaf evergreen plants, as well as spruces, pines and most other conifers.
Among his categories are broadleaf evergreens, the American chestnut, the other nut trees, the river trees, ash, tupelo or black gum, ornamental trees, the spruces, ornamental flowering trees, escaped trees, ornamental pears, protected land, maple syrup, and Christmas tree farming.