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Herb [ Botany ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

Synonym: Herbaceous plants, Nonwoody plants
     
  An herb is a  fleshy-stemmed seed plant that does not have a woody stem.  

Herbaceous plants or herbs are usually short lived and relatively short (compared to woody plants). 
Most angiosperms lack a vascular cambium, i.e., they are non-woody herbs or herbaceous.

There are several types of herbs, including:

Most cacti and  succulents are herb.

 

 

 
 
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