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Botanical Nerd Word: Ligneous

Ligneous: Woody.*

Now that the frosty weather is setting in, it’s easy to see which plants are ligneous. Herbaceous plants die back to the ground while ligneous plants like trees remain standing.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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