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1. The branch of biology that deals with identifying and naming organisms

2. Using indoor plants (also commonly referred to as "houseplants") to decorate or improve aesthetics inside a home or commerical building

3. Heat-treated lava rock that is light weight with low moisture and nutrient-holding capacity

4. Structure found at the top end of the pistil that contains a sticky surface on which pollen can be caught

5. Woody or herbaceous plant that require some type of support

6. Largest soil particle; hard - granular rock; finer than gravel and coarser than dust

7. The tube in the pistil that leads from the stigma to the ovary and through which pollen reaches the ova and egg

8. A plant that produces wood and has buds above the ground that survive winter

9. An event that happens unexpectedly or unintentionally

10. One who works for oneself

11. Plants grown in normal soil in the ground

12. Type of reproduction using plant parts (but not the reproductive parts)

13. Contains all three of the primary fertilizer nutrients (nitrogen - phosphorus - and potash)

14. Lethal dose

15. Woody or herbaceous plant that forms a mat less than 1 foot high covering the ground

16. Multi-stem - woody plants that do not exceed 20 feet in height

17. Using live plants to landscae indoor areas - also known as plantscaping

18. The naming of organisms

19. Exposure to danger or harm

20. Stalk - trunk - or branch of a plant; can be vertical or horizontal

21. The beginning of growth from a seed

22. The ability of a plant to withstand cold temperatures

23. Anything unwanted

24. A plant that keeps its leaves year round

25. A plant that lives for more than two seasons

26. The proportion of sand - silt - and clay in soil

27. Heat-treated mica that is light weight with nutrient and moisture-holding capacity

28. A sac-like structure at the top of the stamen that contains pollen

29. A harvesting technique where a plant is dug keeping a ball of soil around the root system and covering it with burlap to hold the soil and roots together

30. The lower portion of a plant that bears neither leaves nor reproductive organs and that mostly develops underground and anchors the plant; the hairs absorb water and mineral nutrients

31. Plants with one cotyledon - flower parts usually in multiples of three - leaf venation usually parallel - no secondary growth - vascular bundles scattered in the stem

32. Odorless - colorless nutrient needed for plant life

33. The male reproductive parts of a flower

34. Supervised agriculture experience

35. The fusion or joining of a sperm with an egg

36. A group of organisms with distinguishing characteristics from other plants in a species - but does not transfer those characteristics to the offspring through sexual reproduction

37. Growing media that lack any mineral soil

38. The branch of biology that deals with the forms of organisms

39. A non-woody plant that dies back to the ground each year

40. Words on a pesticide label used to alert the user to the toxicity of a pesticide (danger - caution - warning - poison)

41. The reproductive organs of a plant

42. The science and practice of installing - maintaining - and using grasses - plants - shrubs - and trees in the landscape

43. A soft - nonmetallic element

44. A harvesting technique where a plant is dug without taking soil from the field

45. The science and practice of growing - harvestin - handling - storing - processing - and marketing tree fruits

46. A single-stem - woody - perennial plant reaching the height of 12 feet or more

47. An index of the acidity of a substance

48. Plants that are grown in manmade containers - such as clay or plastic pots or hanging baskets

49. Without the union of male and female sex cells (also referred to as vegetative)

50. The specialized organelle in green plants in which photosynthesis takes place