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Nonwoody  [ Botany ]
Synonyms: Herbaceous, Pulpy
Antonyms: Woody

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  Not forming woody stem, herbaceous : describes a plant that does not form a woody stem, an herb.  
     

Non-woody plants (also called Herbaceous plants or herbs) are plant with a relatively short-lived shoot system . (compared to woody plants). 
Most angiosperms lack a vascular cambium, i.e., they are non-woody herbs or herbaceous.

Non-woody plants:

  • Herbs: There are several types of herbs, including:
  • Herbaceous vines: Non-woody plants that climb on other plants.

Most cacti and  succulents are herb.

     

 


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