Plant Science Terms - J & K

Joint - node; the place on a stem where a bud, leaf, or branch forms

Juvenile stage - early or vegetative phase of plant growth characterized by the inability to flower; first stage of an insect’s life cycle after the egg, either a larva or a nymph; immature stage of an organism

K - see Potassium

Key, dichotomous - tool for plant or animal classification and identification. Consists of a series of paired statements that move from general to specific descriptions

Knot garden - formal garden in which two or more kinds of plants with different-colored foliage, often herbs, are planted and pruned so they interweave and form a knot pattern


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