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Grass

Definition noun, plural: grasses (1) Monocotyledonous plant of the family Poaceae (also called Gramineae) characterized by... Read More

Grama grass

Grama grass (Science: botany) The name of several kinds of pasture grasses found in the western united states, especially.... Read More

Marram Grass

A xerophyte plant commonly found on coastal sand dunes, which are usually one of the first pioneers to colonise the area in... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Poa

poa (Science: botany) A genus of grasses, including a great number of species, as the kinds called meadow grass, kentucky... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Turf

turf Origin: AS. Turf; akin to D. Turf peat, G. Torf, OHG. Zurba turf, Sw. & Icel. Torf turf, peat, Dan. Torv, Skr.... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Fog

Fog 1. Watery vapor condensed in the lower part of the atmosphere and disturbing its transparency. It differs from cloud... Read More

Rush

rush 1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of... Read More

Spire

spire To breathe. Origin: L. Spirare to breathe. See Spirit. 1. A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or... Read More

Rushes

rush 1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Herbivore

Definition noun, plural: herbivores An animal that consumes herbaceous vegetation Supplement A food chain is comprised... Read More

Herd

Herd 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a... Read More

Switches

switch 1. To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip. 2. To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane. 3. To trim,... Read More

Spears

spear To shoot into a long stem, as some plants. See spire. 1. A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Biotic factor

Biotic Factor Definition Biotic factors (also known as biotic components) are the living component in an ecosystem. The... Read More

Apparent competition

Definition noun A form of competition between species or group of organisms indirectly competing with another species or... Read More

Hay

Hay grass cut and cured for fodder. Make hay while the sun shines. (Camden) Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.... Read More

Pampas

pampas 1. (Science: geography) Vast plains in the central and southern part of the argentine republic in south America. The... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Plant sets off “SOS” for plant defense when it gets hurt

When herbivore, such as an insect, nibbles a plant leaf, the plant sets off an "SOS" or distress signal as one of the... Read More

Wrack

wrack 1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. A world devote to universal wrack. (milton) 2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the... Read More

Pin

pin To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. Aa if she would pin her to her... Read More

Autotroph

Autotroph Definition What is an autotroph? In biology and ecology, an autotroph is an organism capable of making nutritive... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Measure

measure 1. To make a measurement or measurements. 2. To result, or turn out, on measuring; as, the grain measures well; the... Read More

Thin

thin Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin. Spain is thin sown of people. (bacon) 1. Having... Read More

Zebra

zebra (Science: zoology) Either one of two species of south african wild horses remarkable for having the body white or... Read More

Apomixis

Apomixis Definition Just like any other organism, the process of reproduction is pivotal to the life cycle of plants. There... Read More

Produce

produce 1. To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or... Read More

Leaf Blade

Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole.The photosynthetic part of a... Read More

Monocotyledon

Definition noun, plural: monocotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Liliopsida (or Monocotyledonae)... Read More

Grow

Grow 1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter... Read More

Alfilaria

Alfilaria (Science: botany) The pin grass (Erodium cicutarium), a weed in... Read More

Bears

Bears Definition Bears are mammals belonging to the family Ursidae. They typically have massive bodies, coarse heavy fur,... Read More

Riparian buffer

Definition noun A strip of vegetation (trees, shrubs, grasses, etc.) that grows along the edges of a bank or a waterway.... Read More