Tag Archives: Definition
What Is Biomass?
In ecology, biomass is the living matter, quantified in the form of the weight of plants and animals. In industry, it is fuel for energy production like firewood. I’ll stick with the ecological definition. Biomass can be measured as the … Continue reading
What is a graminoid plant?
A graminoid is a grass, or grass-like plant. The leaves are typically blade-shaped, and the flowers are plain by most human standards. Many people walking by a grass in bloom, would not even recognize that the plant was in flower. … Continue reading
What is a sedge?
What are Sedges? Sedges are a family of plants, the Cyperace. Most sedge species superficially resemble grasses, but upon close examination have several unique characteristics. Continue reading
What is a Forb?
A Forb is a herbaceous or non-woody plant that is not a grass, sedge, or rush (graminoids), so practically all wildflowers fall into that category. “Wildflower” is a loose term in itself and could be said to include roses, which … Continue reading