a small, dry one-seeded fruit produced by flowering plants

having a pH greater than 7; basic, not acidic

a group of organic chemicals which can cause various effects on humans and other organisms; alkaloids can be toxic to humans and animals

a plant that completes its life cycle in one growing season

sharp, stiff, bristle-like structures which grow from the flower of many types of grasses

the upper space between the stem of a leaf or branch and the main stem of a plant

slender, whisker-like sensory organs near the mouth of a fish

a plant that completes its life cycle in two growing seasons

short for biological control. The use of natural insect enemies to control invasive plant populations.

sudden growth of a plant flowering stalk in response to temperature and/or day length

small, leaf-like structures beneath a flower

soft tissue in woody plants from which new wood and bark grow

a bony case or shield covering the back or part of the back of an animal (such as a turtle or crab)

the tail fin of a fish

something that stands out, attracts attention

the action of preparing the soil for crops

a tree or shrub which loses its leaves annually

dead particulate organic matter; consists mostly of dead plants or other organisms and body fragments, fecal matter, and other decomposing biological waste

the fin located on the top or back of a fish

raised ridges of skin running along the sides of a frog's back

an animal that relies on the environment to maintain its body temperature

an aquatic animal which acquires its food by filtering plankton or nutrients from the water

the leaves of a plant or tree

herbacious flowering plant (other than a grass)

insect poop; debris or excrement produced by insects

a recently hatched fish; a juvenile (young) fish

the beginning of growth of a seed 

also called ring-barking, is the removal of a strip of bark and cambium from around the entire circumference of either a branch or trunk of a woody plant

plants that have non-woody stems

Not easily seen or noticed; the opposite of conspicuous

early developmental stage of insects; refers to stages of larval development (eg. 1st larval instar, 2nd larval instar)

leaves are long, wider in the middle and generally pointed at the ends

1: a young wingless form (such as a grub or caterpillar) of many insects that hatches from an egg 2: an early form of any animal (such as a frog) that at birth or hatching is very different from its parents

a small leaf-like part of the leaf

one plant or crop grown in a wide area

the part of the stem where the leaves and buds are attached to the plant stem

a legal term within the BC Weed Control Act that identifies a weed that is harmful to humans, agriculture, livestock, and/or ecosystems and must be controlled

a small seed-containing fruit produced by flowering plants

an immature form of some insects. Nymphs can sometimes look like smaller versions of the adults. 

a tube-like organ used by insects to lay eggs

a naturally occuring organic compound which is toxic to animals

a branching cluster of flowers

a part of the plant that comes in all shapes and sizes and helps with seed dispersal. Often hairs, bristles, or scales at the top of seeds. A common example is the fluffy white seed heads of dandelions.

a plant that lives more than two growing seasons

when leaflets are arranged along either side of the stem, typically in pairs opposite to each other

a bony case or shield covering the front or part of the front of an animal (such as a turtle or crab)

feathers of a bird

the part of a stem where the flowers attach

a stem that grows underground and can produce new shoots and roots 

a circular arrangement of leaves

a very young plant that grows from a seed

outer leaf-like parts of a flower which protect the bud; together, all the sepals are called the calyx

the basic unit of a grass flower

the male reproductive structure of a flower; includes the filament (stalk) and pollen-containing anther

a slender stem that grows horizontally along the ground, giving rise to aerial branches and roots at specialized points called nodes. It is also called a runner

a root that grows straight down into the ground

eardrum; large circular membrane visible behind frogs' eyes

the raised portion of the back part of a shell, also called the beak

a category of animals mainly comprised of large hooved mammals

asexual reproduction in plants; new plants can grow from the parts of the original plant 

an arrangement of leaves or petals that surround or wrap around the plant stem 

tiny aquatic animals or imature stages of larger aquatic animals