This easy-to-use glossary will help you translate and define some of the botanical, horticultural and landscaping terms used on this site.
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Grouping of plants below family and above species that unites a group of species with distinctive characteristics in common.In the two word Latin or botanical name, the genus is the first word. Eg. Amsonia is the genus of Amsonia hubrichtii.
The place on the stem where the bud or shoot of one plant is joined to the rootstock or trunk of another plant. It is usually indicated by a slight swelling.
Joining a bud or shoot from one plant onto the roots or trunk of another plant so that the two parts will unite and grow together.