nonflowering


Also found in: Thesaurus.

nonflowering

(ˌnɒnˈflaʊərɪŋ)
adj
(Botany) botany not capable of producing flowers or seeds
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nonflowering - without flower or bloom and not producing seeds; "a flowerless plant"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Select from a healthy looking nonflowering stem and remove the lower leaves which will reduce water loss while cuttings attempt to root.
You can usually prune a nonflowering shrub yourself during the summer, but flowering plants shouldn't be extensively pruned until their dormant season, and if a shrub or climber flowers after midsummer, it's best to wait until the following spring to prune.
(Berberidaceae), and 5 nonflowering plants: Photinia fraseri Dress (Rosaceae), Buxus microphylla Sieb.
What name is given to nonflowering plants of a division that comprises mosses and liverworts?
"That creates this problem," said van Eldijk."If they had a proboscis, what were they using it for?" The team suggested the insects used their tongues to suck up sugary droplets produced by nonflowering plants that made seeds, a group that includes today's pine trees.
In all cases, you need to cut a robust-looking, nonflowering shoot about six inches in length for hardwood.
Height, root collar diameter, and age were all significantly greater for flowering individuals compared to nonflowering trees.
Choose a fresh-looking, nonflowering stem, about three to four inches long, and cut it just below a leaf.
She grows a variety of flowering and nonflowering plants.
Ephedra (Ephedra intermedia) belongs to family Ephedraceae and is a genus of nonflowering plants, related to Gnetales, very near relatives of angiosperms [3].
Hydrangeas and many other shrubby plants can be propagated at this time of year from cuttings taken from nonflowering shoots, which have not yet gone woody.
Code Groups Explanation 1 Prokaryotes, protists, and Bacterium, algae, amoeba, funguses unicellular eukaryotes, Mushrooms, and so forth 2 Plants Flowering and nonflowering plants 3 Animals All invertebrates, insects, mollusks, and so forth 4 Animals Fishes 5 Animals Amphibians 6 Animals Reptiles 7 Animals Birds 8 Animals Wild mammals 9 Animals Domestic mammals and pets 10 Animals Human Table 4: An example of students' responses (first question of conceptual understanding test).