Glossary of Gardening Terms: A - ZS
Descriptions of common gardening terms and phrases…
A plant that retains at least some of it’s foliage during the whole calendar year.
A petal-like structure under the flower petals. Usually green but sometimes modified and colourful.
A type of bract
A type of bract, often fleshy and hood like. Example, the yellow spathes of Lysichiton americanus.
Spontaneous production of unusual plant material
A sport is when a plant produces foliage or a flower that differs in character from the norm. E.g. colour or variegation. The resulting flower or leaf is described as a sport. Many cultivated plants are the result of propagation from sport plant material.
Male part of a flower
The Stamen is the male reproductive part of a flower, usually consisting of an Anther and a Filament.