Alluvial: Soil composed of sand, clay or silt which has been
dispersed by water.
Alternate: Leaves arranged singly along a twig or a shoot,
and not in whorls or opposite pairs.
Bole: The main stem or trunk of a tree.
Branchlet: A small branch.
Bract: A modified leaf which is part of a flower.
Bay: A large, elliptical land form surrounded by a low,
Catkin: An elongated flower cluster.
Board: A wide panel created by gluing together chips of
wood in a mold.
Leaves: Leaves made up of several lobes.
Deciduous: Trees which loose their leaves seasonally or at
some stage of development.
Downy: Covered with short, straight, soft hairs.
Entire: Leaf margins which do not have teeth or lobes.
Escaped: Spread from cultivation and now growing and reproducing
without aid from man.
Fissures: Linear splits or cracks.
Board: A wide panel created by gluing together thin flakes
of wood in a mold.
Furrowed: Deeply grooved; often used to describe tree bark.
Humus: Dark brown or black partially decomposed organic matter.
Incurvate: Inwardly curved.
Leader: The central or primary stem of a branch or tree.
Margin: The outer edge of a leaf.
Loam: Soil composed of sand, clay and organic matter.
Lobe: A protruding segment of an organ.
Opposite: Sets of leaves arranged along a twig or shoot in
pairs, with one on each side and not alternate or in whorls.
Obovoid: Egg-shaped fruit with the narrow end attached to
Ovoid: A three dimensional, eggshaped object (fruit).
Palmately veined: Leaf veins spreading out from a common point.
Panicles: Multi?branched flower clusters.
flowers: Flowers possessing both the male and female reproductive
Petiole:The stalk of a leaf.
Pinnae:One of the divisions of a pinnately compound leaf.
Pinnate: Compound leaves arranged on opposite sides of an
axis or rachis.
Pocosin:A raised area of wetland.
Polygamous: Having both perfect and unisexual (flowers possessing
one reproductive organ) flowers.
Rachis: The axis or central line of a leaf or flower.
Resin: Semisolid or viscous substance produced by some species
Simpleleaves: Leaves which consist of a single blade, as opposed
to compound leaves.
Sinus: A recess, cleft or gap between two lobes.
Stipule: A leafy appendage at the base of a petiole or nearby
on the twig or stalk.
Stomata:A very small pore which allows water and air to enter
and exit a leaf.
Strandboard:A wide panel created by gluing together slivers
of wood in a mold.
buds: Buds found on the end of a twig.
Turnery:Wooden products created on a lathe.
Understory: Trees, shrubs and other plants located beneath
and in the shade of larger trees.
Whorl: An arrangement of similar anatomical parts (such as
leaves) in a circle around a point on an axis.