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1. A short thick solid food-storing underground stem, sometimes bearing papery scale leaves (4)

2. The top layer of the earth's surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with organic matter (4)

5. An unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments or pebbles (6)

8. A structure having showy or colorful parts; a blossom. (6)

9. A structure of open latticework, especially one used as a support for vines and other creeping plants (7)

11. Soil composed of a mixture of sand, clay, silt, and organic matter (4)

12. A plot of land used for the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, herbs, or fruit (6)

13. To unite (a shoot or bud) with a growing plant by insertion or by placing in close contact (5)

15. A seed borne within a fruit having a hard shell (3)

17. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food. (4)

18. A short, modified, underground stem surrounded by usually fleshy modified leaves that contain stored food for the shoot within (4)

20. A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary. (5)

25. A ripened plant ovule containing an embryo (4)

27. A roofless inner courtyard, typically found in Spanish and Spanish-style dwellings (5)

28. A mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients (7)

30. A shaded, leafy recess; an arbor (5)

32. A protective covering, usually of organic matter such as leaves, straw, or peat, placed around plants to prevent the evaporation of moisture, the freezing of roots, and the growth of weeds (5)

34. A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted (4)

37. a) The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts b) The edible, usually sweet and fleshy form of such a structure (5)

38. Moist sticky earth; mud (4)

40. The fruit of a leguminous plant (3)

43. A friable volcanic rock or conglomerate, formed of consolidated cinders (4)

44. A shrub or small tree that through grafting or training has a single stem of limited height with a crown of leaves and flowers (8)

45. A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting (5)

46. A plant whose stem does not produce woody, persistent tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season. Any of various often aromatic plants used especially in medicine or as seasoning. (4)

47. A porch or walkway bordered by colonnades (7)

48. A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes (7)


1. A race or variety of a plant that has been created or selected intentionally and maintained through cultivation (8)

2. A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush. (5)

3. A plot of grass, usually tended or mowed (4)

4. A series of columns placed at regular intervals (9)

6. part of a root used for plant propagation; especially that part of a grafted plant that supplies the roots (9)

7. Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season (9)

10. An open-sided, roofed or vaulted gallery, either free-standing or along the front or side of a building, often at an upper level (6)

14. A perennial woody plant having a main trunk and usually a distinct crown. (4)

16. A swollen, fleshy, usually underground stem of a plant, bearing buds from which new plant shoots arise. (5)

19. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped shoot, leaf, or flower. (3)

20. The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races (6)

21. A freestanding, roofed, usually open-sided structure providing a shady resting place (6)

22. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose (4)

23. A tract of grassland, either in its natural state or used as pasture or for growing hay (6)

24. A garden featuring rocks; usually alpine plants (7)

26. Any of various photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms characteristically producing embryos, containing chloroplasts, having cellulose cell walls, and lacking the power of locomotion. (5)

29. Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems (9)

31. The leaf like part of a fern (5)

33. Partially carbonized vegetable matter, usually mosses, found in bogs and used as fertilizer and fuel (4)

35. A tree or shrub that is trained to grow in a flat plane against a wall, often in a symmetrical pattern (8)

36. An ornamental flower garden having the beds and paths arranged to form a pattern (8)

39. Living or growing on mountains above the timberline (6)

41. A framework that supports climbing plants (6)

42. A low shrub with many branch (4)


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