woody plant

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Noun1.woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stemswoody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
bugbane - a plant of the genus Cimicifuga having flowers in long racemes or panicles reported to be distasteful to insects
melilot, melilotus, sweet clover - erect annual or biennial plant grown extensively especially for hay and soil improvement
aralia - any of various plants of the genus Aralia; often aromatic plants having compound leaves and small umbellate flowers
combretum - any of numerous shrubs or small trees of the genus Combretum having spikes of small flowers
ravenala, Ravenala madagascariensis, traveler's tree, traveller's tree - giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers
Pipturus argenteus, Queensland grass-cloth plant - Australian plant of genus Pipturus whose fiber is used in making cloth
milk vetch, milk-vetch - any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
false indigo, wild indigo - any of several plants of the genus Baptisia
bush clover, lespedeza - shrubby or herbaceous plants widely used for forage, soil improvement, and especially hay in southern United States
lupin, lupine - any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
bignoniad - any woody plant of the family Bignoniaceae
gesneriad - any of numerous tropical or subtropical small shrubs or treelets or epiphytic vines of the family Gesneriaceae: African violet; Cape primroses; gloxinia
figwort - any of numerous tall coarse woodland plants of the genus Scrophularia
nightshade - any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
lignum - woody tissue
xylem - the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels
lignosae - a category in some early taxonomies
arborescent plant - having the shape or characteristics of a tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
bramble - any of various rough thorny shrubs or vines
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[1], giraffes mainly browse on woody plant parts and forbs and feed selectively.
Plotting the habit spectrum of each individual site we can see a large variation in the relative share of woody and non woody plant species reported at each site (Fig.
Russian olive, the woody plant in which the greatest percentage of nests at the Middle Rio Grande were constructed, is frequently used as a nest-site by other riparian-nesting birds including mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus), southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus), and yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens; Knopf and Olson, 1984; Stoleson and Finch, 2001).
Dietary analysis has shown that eastern elk select woody browse more than other forage types (Murphy, 1963; Schneider et al., 2006; Lupardus et al., 2011) and thus have the potential to impact woody plant communities in similar fashion to their western counterparts.
No significant differences were recorded in woody plant height, shrub and dead plant densities.
The rest of the funds will be allocated to combating two types of beetles that attack woody plant species - Asian longhorn beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) and Chinese longhorn beetle (Anoplophora chinensis) - in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, and combating red palm weevil (Rynchophorus ferrugineus), which attacks palm trees, in Cyprus and Malta.
1:12 And this world brought forth grass, and plant giving growth balls following his kind, and that woody plant giving fruit, who has growth balls of its own, following his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Eight teams from horticulture programs at two-and four-year institutions participated in the challenge, which consists of competitions in nine horticulture categories: paver installation, maintenance equipment operation, annual and perennial plant identification, woody plant identification, landscape plan reading and estimating, landscape design, skid steer operation, arboriculture skills and sales presentation.
The high degree of selectivity in foraging in combination with the creation o flight gaps through canopy openings and subsequent impacts on tree recruitment patterns, suggest beaver foraging could potentially exert an important influence on the structure and diversity of woody plant communities (Aldous 1938, Johnston and Naiman 1990, Fryxell and Doucet 1991).
The woody plant community was similar to the San Marcos and Blanco rivers with the addition of osage-orange (Maclura pomifera), western soapberry (Sapindus saponaria), live oak (Quercus virginiana), and Texas sophora (Sophora affinis).