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Shrub  (Synonym: Bush)   [ Botany ]
Adjective:  Shrubby
Noun: Shrubbiness 

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A shrub or bush is a trunkless woody perennial plant of relatively low height without a single trunk but with several stems arising from the base, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6 m tall.  
     
A great number of plants can be either shrubs or trees, depending on the growing conditions they experience. Small, low shrubs are often termed "subshrubs".
Shrubs can be either deciduous or evergreen.
Shrub habit   [ Botany - Habit of growth ]
     
  The shrub habit is a vegetative features that describe a dense branched and trunkless plant, whit reduced apical dominance whit several stems growing from the base.  
     
Shrubby  ( Adjective ) [ Ecology - Plant morphology ]
     
  1. [ Ecology ]       With shrubs: having shrubs or covered with shrubs like a scrubby habitat.

2.
[ Morphology ] Like a shrub: resembling a shrub in size or in having little or no trunk.
 
     

 

 

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