Plant Types Glossary

Plant Glossary


 

Alpine
A small plant that grows on high mountains.

Annual
A plant that grows, reproduces and dies in the same year.

Bedding plant
A plant, usually with flowers, that is put in the garden at the beginning of a season and thrown away at the end.

Brassica
A plant of the genus to which cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, turnip, and mustard belong.

Climber
A tall plant that grows by attaching itself to walls, fences etc.

Creeper
A plant with long stems that grow along the ground, around other plants or up walls.

Evergreen
A tree or plant that does not lose its leaves in winter.

Hardy perennial
A plant that lives for several years and is not killed by winter conditions.

Herb
A plant used for adding flavour to food or as a medicine.

Perennial
A plant that lasts for more than two growing seasons.

Seedling
A young plant that has grown from a seed.

Set
A young plant, or a part of a plant used for producing new plants.

Shrub
A plant that is smaller than a tree and has a lot of thin branches growing close together.

Sucker
A plant that grows from the bottom of another plant’s stem or roots.

Tree
A very tall plant that has deep roots, a thick stem made of wood and many branches.

Vine
Any plant with a long thin stem that grows along the ground or up a tree, wall etc.

Weed
A plant that grows easily and is usually found in places where you do not want it or a plant or mass of plants growing in water.

Wild flower
A flower that grows in fields or in the countryside rather than in gardens.

Plants glossary
Plants glossary
Plants glossary