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woody plant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woody plant a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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In literature:

A herbaceous plant is one with a non-woody stem, as geraniums.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
This plant is very much branched and seems to be woody.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
Shrubs are those plants which have woody stems and branches.
"New National Fourth Reader" by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
Plants leathery, woody, persistent, 12.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
If cutting is longer deferred, the plants become woody.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
The substance of the plant is quite woody and tough when mature.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Old plants, whose roots are turned black, hard, and woody.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The plant is too woody to eat.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
It is easily propagated by the planting pieces of the woody portions of the stems and branches.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs
Plants are perpetuated by seeds, by bulbs, and by woody parts.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Fruit a small, scaly, open, woody cone, remaining on the plant throughout the year.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
There was little oak or other type of woody plant on the south shore west of what is now Port Costa.
"The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California" by S. F. Cook
Some woody plants that are even more susceptible may have been completely eliminated by browsing.
"The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation" by Henry S. Fitch
They are half-hardy woody plants, blooming in late winter and spring.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
There is a clear space west of Woody's house, a cornfield lately planted, but now trodden by the feet of Martindale's men.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
As soon as the plant shows its flowers, the stalk becomes woody, and no longer eatable.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
Taken all in all, it is the crowning master-piece of all woody plants.
"Forest Life and Forest Trees: comprising winter camp-life among the loggers, and wild-wood adventure." by John S. Springer
Later come a few woody plants.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
On the lowlands they feed on dry grasses, and in Tibet on small woody plants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
In House Field the herbaceous vegetation was much more lush than in Quarry Field and woody plants and weeds were more abundant.
"A Population Study of the Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster) in Northeastern Kansas" by Edwin P. Martin

In news:

Sumagic, a plant growth regulator used for bedding and potted plants and woody ornamentals, is now registered for use on several vegetable transplant crops grown in greenhouses.
Among those images that recur in the myths of peoples widely separated in time and place is the woody perennial plant we call a tree.
Pruning may help regenerate a woody lavender plant.
The University of Montana is halting plans to build a woody biomass heating plant on campus.
Plant seeds or transplants during April and early May (Late May plantings will mature in hot weather, producing dry, woody bulbs.
Pruning may help regenerate a woody lavender plant.
Every basic garden book will show a picture of the correct way to prune roses and other woody plants.