cap·sule (kăp’səl, -sūl) A dry dehiscent fruit that develops from two or more united carpels. Some examples of plants that produce capsules are poppy, lily, orchid, willow, cotton, catalpa, dianthus, and horsechestnut.


A bud is a small, developing part of a plant that will grow into a flower, a new leaf or a stem. They can be useful in the identification of plants and are often used for winter identification of woody plants. Here are a few commonly used terms applied to buds:...

How to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Butterflies and hummingbirds add color, movement and beauty to our gardens. It is a pleasure watch the variety of activities of the many species we can see in our gardens. A well rounded garden has plants for bot butterflies and hummingbirds. Butterflies, and...


den·tate (dĕn’tāt’) Edged with toothlike projections; toothed: dentate leaves. Hibiscus