DECUMBENT— Bending or lying down, but with the summit ascending.
EMBRYO— The part of the seed which develops into a plant. ENDOSPERM— See page 8.
ERECT— Straight; upright.
FERTILIZE— To make fruitful.
FERTILIZATION—The process by which the pollen renders the ovule fertile; fruit-making.
GENUS— An assemblage of species possessing certain characteristics in common.
GLABROUS— Smooth; destitute of hairs.
GLAUCOUS— Of a sea-green or grayish-blue color.
GLUME— See page 1o.
HYBRID— An animal or plant produced from the mixture of two species.
INDIGENOUS— Native to a certain country or district.
INFLORESCENCE The flowering part of a plant, and especially the mode of its arrangement.
INOCULATE— To furnish the soil with certain kinds of bacteria. INTERNODE— The portion of a stem between two adjacent nodes.
KEEL— A central ridge, like the keel of a boat ; see also page 16. KNEE-BENT— Bent so as to form an angle.
LATERAL— Proceeding from the side.
LEAFLET— A single division of a compound leaf.
LEGUME— A single seed vessel, having the seeds attached along one side only.
LEGUMINOUS— Pertaining to a legume or to the Leguminosce.
LEMMA— See page to.
LIGULE— See page 9.
MIDRIB— The central or main rib of a leaf.
NODE— The joint of a stem, or the part where a leaf or several leaves are attached.
NODULE— A little knot or lump.
OVARY— The part of the pistil in which the seeds are formed.
PALEA— See page to.