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Latin Refresher III Gymno – Naked Lepto – Slender Lati – Wide Angusti – Narrow

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Single V Double Flowers These two dahlias illustrate the difference between a single flower (left) and a double flower (right), the latter having many more petals. The archetypal flower reads from outside in – sepals (often green), then petals, male stamen and finally the central female parts.

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Latin Refresher II Alba : White Rubra : Red Sangiunum : Red Coccinea : Dark Scarlet

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Fastigiate  Fas•tig•i•ate / adj.: fastigiate: (of a tree or shrub) having the branches sloping upward more or less parallel to the main stem. Often appearing to form a single column with the stem.

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INFLORESCENCE  in•flo•res•cence / adj.: inflorescence: Cluster of flowers on one or a series of branches, which together make a large showy blossom. Categories depend on the arrangement of flowers on an elongated main axis (peduncle) or on sub-branches from the main axis, and on the timing and position of flowering. In determinate inflorescences, the youngest flowers…

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PROCUMBENT pro•cum•bent / adj.: procumbent / (of a plant or stem) growing along the ground without setting forth roots. Procumbent plants are plants that trail along the ground. The term, procumbent is often used to refer to landscape plants (vines) that cannot grow upright unless aided by humans through training. The classification, “prostrate” is sometimes substituted. Such…

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CESPITOSE ces·pi·tose / adj.: cespitose / forming mats or growing in dense tufts or clumps without creeping stems. According to Kingbury & Oudolf they are “often described as bunch grasses in the US. They form very tight clumps, which tend not to increase once they have reached a certain size. They have a distinct shape: narrow at…