Plants NB14

The flashcards below were created by user coachjoy on FreezingBlue Flashcards.

  1. What does Abiotic Mean?
    Something in the environment that is non-living.

    Examples include:

    • light
    • water
    • temperature
    • soil
  2. What is Chaparral?
    A plant community (like a city of plants) that has lots of shrubs or small trees growing together in place.

    Image Upload 1
  3. Define Coniferous:
    These are trees that have cones.

    • Examples:
    • Pine
    • Fir
    • Redwood

    Image Upload 2Image Upload 3
  4. Define Deciduous:
    Trees that shed their leaves each year.


    • cottonwood
    • willow
    • walnut
    • redbud
    • oak trees

    Image Upload 4
  5. Define Evergreen:
    A plant that does not lose all of its leaves at one time.

    • Examples:
    • live oak
    • most coniferous trees
  6. A PINE TREE is:
    EVERGREEN--never completely loses it's leaves and is coniferous.Image Upload 5
  7. What does Exotic mean?
    Exotic means a foreign (not from here) plant or animal.  One that has been introduced into a new, non-native area.

    • For example:
    • opossum
    • ring-necked pheasant
    • palm tree
    • all are exotic to this area (they did not come from here but were brought here)
  8. What is Flora?
    Plant Life!

    Image Upload 6
  9. What does Native mean when talking about a plant or animal?
    An animal or plant that naturally occurs in the area.

    Examples in this area (Sacramento/Foothills):

    • Deer
    • mountain lion
    • pine trees
    • Image Upload 7Image Upload 8Image Upload 9
  10. What is Photosynthesis?
    This is how green plants make simple sugars (food energy) by using sunlight, carbon dioxide and water.

    Image Upload 10
  11. What does pollinate mean?
    Pollinate means to move pollen from one plant to another plant.

    • examples of pollinators are:
    • bees
    • butterflies
    • bat
    • ladybugs

    Image Upload 11
  12. What is a Snag?
    • A Snag is a standing dead tree (often is a shelter for many animals).
    • Image Upload 12
Card Set
Plants NB14
Nature Bowl Vocabulary Words for Plants--2014
Show Answers