by Mary Free and Christa Watters, Extension Master Gardeners
This post introduces the new word(s) added to our Illustrated Glossary. You may recognize some words as common gardening or botanical terms—although commonly used words are not necessarily commonly understood or their usage commonly agreed to. Other words may be more obscure, found mostly in flora guides and research papers. In any case we hope you find them interesting and even helpful in your gardening endeavors.
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We’ve made bark our featured word for the month and added some other tree-related words (cambium, cuticle, epidermis, parenchyma, periderm, phelloderm, phloem, heartwood, sapwood, xylem) to our MGNV Glossary because April is All About Trees! Click on the links to learn more.