Botanical Nerd Word: Vinaceous

Vinaceous: Of the (reddish) colour of wine; wine-coloured.* For great winter interest, plant our native red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea) for the bright red branches. *Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online. Photo: Matt …

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Botanical Nerd Word: Vimineous

Vimineous: With long, flexible twigs; composed of twigs; twig-like.* This group of alders, willows, and dogwoods growing alongside Wilket Creek are all fairly vimineous. *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification …

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Botanical Nerd Word: Resin

Resin: A highly viscous, sticky, flammable, typically aromatic substance secreted by certain trees (esp. conifers, notably fir and pine) and other plants.* Resin is the sticky substance that’s very hard to …

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