Glossary [ D ]
A plant that drops its leaves annually in response to a dry or cold period.
A plant in the larger of two angiosperm classes, the Dicotyledones. The first leaves that emerge from dicot seeds are in a pair. Compare Monocotyledon.
The state of having two forms which differ in appearance, shape, or size within the same species.
Having only anther-bearing male or carpel-bearing female flowers on a given plant. Compare Monoecious.
Active during the day.
The temporary suspension of biological activity, such as growth or movement.