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					Plant Categories
   and Types
Vines
Trees
Ground Covers
Shrub
Landscape Plants
                Deciduous Trees
   This kind of plant has a
    single trunk at the base,
    loses its leaves in the
    fall and can provide
    shade in the summer.
    Example: Ornamental
    Pear
               Deciduous Shrubs
   A type of bush that
    loses all its leaves at one
    time of the year.
    Example: Snowberry
           Broadleaf Evergreens
   Rhododendrons are an example of this
    group of shrubs and trees that do not lose
    their leaves and do not have needle or
    scalelike foliage.
    Needle or Awl-Like Evergreens
   This kind of tree never
    loses its leaves all at one
    time. Example:
    Psuedotsuga menziesii
                         Annuals
   A plant that completes
    its life cycle in a year or
    less. Tagetes ssp. Is an
    example.
                  Bedding Plants
   Usually a space is left in the
    landscape for these plants
    which will be replaced each
    year in the spring.
                    Perennials
   A perennial is a plant
    that lives for more than
    two years. Examples are
    the butterfly bush and
    geraniums.
                        Bulbs
   In everyday
    conversation, any plant
    that grows from a
    thickened underground
    structure. Example:
    daffodil
Crops
     Fruit Trees and Small Fruits
   In everyday
    conversation, the
    ovaries of these trees
    and shrubs are
    distinguished from
    vegetables because they
    are sweet and could be
    served for dessert.
                        Vegetables
A vegetable, in contrast, is
an herbaceous plant
cultivated for an edible part
(seeds, roots, stems, leaves,
bulbs, tubers, or nonsweet
fruits). So, to be really
nitpicky, a fruit could be a
vegetable, but a vegetable
could not be a fruit.
         Cut Flowers and Foliage
   Baby’s Breath,
    Carnations and Roses
    are all grown for the
    floriculture industry to
    be used in
    arrangements.
Herbs
Indoor Landscaping/Interior Design
            Potted Foliage Plants
   These ornamental
    plants, valued for their
    colorful leaves or ability
    to flourish in low light,
    are intended for display
    indoors. Examples are
    the Corn plant and
    Snake plant.
         Potted Flowering Plants
   These potted plants are
    given as gifts and are
    valued for their showy
    flowers; examples are
    the Chrysanthemum and
    Poinsettia.

				
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