woody plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woody plant a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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Usage

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
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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.
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