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Aquatic and Wetland Plants

Aquatic Plants

Plants that grow in water either floating on the surface, growing up from the bottom of the body of water or growing under the surface of the water. [NALT]

Any microscopic or macroscopic vegetal organism living in the aquatic environment, excluding bacteria and viruses. [AGROVOC]

Wetland Plants

Plants adapted for survival in soils frequently saturated with surface or groundwater. [NALT]


The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of plants.

Greenhouse Production

production of crops in a greenhouse structure.


Plants that are low-growing, form a dense mat of foliage, and spread easily by stolons, runners or rhizomes. 

Lawns and Turf

A healthy lawn increases the value of a property, reduces soil erosion, cools the air, and reduces glare and noise. It also filters and traps sediment and pollutants that could otherwise contaminate surface waters and groundwater.

Nutrient Management

Nutrient management is the science and practice directed to link soil, crop, weather, and hydrologic factors with cultural, irrigation, and soil and water conservation practices to achieve optimal nutrient use efficiency, crop yields, crop quality, and economic returns, while reducing off-site transport of nutrients (fertilizer) that may impact the environment.



A plant that normally lives for more than two years. Trees and shrubs are perennial plants. Some perennials die back to the roots each winter but new shoots grow again in the spring. [AGROVOC]

Plant Breeding

Plant breeding is the science of genetically improving plants for the benefit of humankind. [AGROVOC]

Plant Health

The physical health of plants for food production, including the presence, risk and control of diseases. [AGROVOC]


Woody perennial plants without a well defined main stem

Tropical Plants

Entry terms: tropical trees


Woody or herbaceous plants which produce flexible stems that climb, trail, or creep. Vines may lie prostrate on the ground or have tendrils, twining stems, or other mechanisms to cling to natural and manmade structures.


The Life of Lichen

IN1296/ENY-2051 by James Stevenson, Lara B. Milligan, and Jennifer L. Gillett-KaufmanFebruary 13, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered peer reviewed Organism ID. Published by Environmental Literacy and Sustainability

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