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VineA perennial plant with long woody or herbaceous stems that are flexible (at least initially), and ar...
VirgateWand-like; long, slender, and straight
ViscidSticky or glutinous
WartyBark with relatively small, scattered protuberances, as in southern hackberry (Celtis laevigata). (C...
Water ExcretingSpecialized vein openings (hydathodes) through which water is lost under certain atmospheric conditi...
Water SproutsShoots that develop from dormant lateral buds on the trunk which have very long and frequently varia...
WeakWith armature that tends to break easily.
WhorlAn arrangement of similar anatomical parts (such as leaves) in a circle around a point on an axis.g-whorl.png
WhorledWith three or more leaves positioned on the stem at the same level; three or more leaves occurring a...
WingLateral petals, as in the Fabaceae; a flattened extension, appendage or projection from a perianth p...
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