Clues for: Botany

Question Answer Value Airdate
The pileus is the cap seen on many varieties of these chlorophyll-lacking organisms mushrooms 200 November 17, 2014
This flower in the primrose family comes in red, blue & white varieties as well as "the scarlet" one a pimpernel 400 November 17, 2014
(Kelly of the Clue Crew stands in front of a tree in Cambodia.) The banyan tree, common in Asia, sends out roots that become new trees; botanically, it's a fig tree & it's part of this genus whose American versions are a little tamer <i>Ficus</i> 600 November 17, 2014
The duke is a hybrid of the sweet & sour varieties of this fruit tree a cherry tree 800 November 17, 2014
This lovely flower is from the Greek for "water vessel" hydrangea 1000 November 17, 2014
From the Latin for "cap", the pileus is the circular cap on one of these fungi a mushroom 200 April 6, 2010
A xerophyte is a plant adapted to living in places where there is a shortage of this water 400 April 6, 2010
Field peas usually have reddish-purple blossoms; garden peas have blossoms mostly of this color white 600 April 6, 2010
Southern or giant cane can reach heights of 20 feet & is a type of this tall grass bamboo 800 April 6, 2010
Petunias belong to this scientific family, as do tomatoes and bell peppers nightshades 1000 April 6, 2010
Auxin is a growth type of this substance; it regulates plant growth, especially in stems hormone 200 May 16, 2007
Canada wild rye isn't liquor from Yukon but this type of plant of the genus Elymus a grass (grain accepted) 400 May 16, 2007
This plant of the genus Ah-Ah-Ambrosia sheds pollen in great ah-ah-abundance ragweed 600 May 16, 2007
This small carpeting plant is also reputed to show up on the north sides of trees, but that's an alga moss 800 May 16, 2007
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew indicates a flower.) The color of a hydrangea's flowers can be determined by the level of this in the soil; above 6 for pink flowers, lower for blue acid 1000 May 16, 2007
The flowers of this lawn weed, Taraxacum oficinale, are sometimes used to make wine dandelions 200 February 19, 2007
The common species of this prairie flower, Helianthus annuus, can reach a height of 15 feet sunflower 400 February 19, 2007
About 3/4 of U.S. plantings of this palm fruit are of the Deglet Noor, a semidry variety dates 600 February 19, 2007
Reproducing by means of spores, the only tree with no flowers, fruits or seeds is called the tree type of this fern 800 February 19, 2007
Prized for its oil, this evergreen shrub of the American southwest is also known as the goat nut Jojoba 1000 February 19, 2007
Growers of this pitted red pie fruit plant mulberry trees near their orchards to entice birds away cherries 200 February 7, 2005
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from a ski slope.) The bristlecone variety of this tree is the oldest type of living tree in the U.S., and can live 4,000 years or more a pine 400 February 7, 2005
Maidenhair, Bracken, & Boston are species of this spore-bearing plant a fern 800 February 7, 2005
Flowering plants range in size from the duckweed at 1/50" long to this Australian gum tree that reaches 300 feet in height a eucalyptus tree 1000 February 7, 2005
His garden at Altbrunn Monastery included several pairs of yellow peas, each with a different trait (Gregor) Mendel February 7, 2005
Of tulips, lilacs or daffodils, the flower not grown from a bulb lilacs 200 October 9, 2002
From the Latin for "foliage", it's the large, divided leaf of ferns & some palms frond 600 October 9, 2002
This tree disease is caused by a fungus, Ophiostoma ulmi, that is spread by 2 species of bark beetles Dutch elm disease 800 October 9, 2002
It's the tallest of all grasses; one type grows to 120 feet with a stem circumference of 3 feet bamboo October 9, 2002
Unlike these honey makers, most butterflies don't eat the pollen they collect bees 100 May 26, 1997
Tulips are said to have tepals because these colorful flower parts look just like the sepals petals 200 May 26, 1997
It ranks second only to sugarcane as the major source of the world's sugar sugar beet 300 May 26, 1997
These slender coils that vines use for support & climbing are actually modified leaves tendrils 400 May 26, 1997
These plants & trees are named for the fact that they keep their color & foliage throughout the year evergreens 500 May 26, 1997
Peyote, hedgehog & pincushion are types of this desert plant cactus 100 September 30, 1993
Sometimes growing to 20 feet, higher than "an elephant's eye", it's the largest of the cereals corn 200 September 30, 1993
The name of the poisonous jimsonweed came from a corruption of this colony's name Jamestown 300 September 30, 1993
For magic charms the Druids used this "Christmas" parasite that grew on sacred oak trees mistletoe 400 September 30, 1993
This grain is grown over more of the earth's surface than any other food crop wheat 500 September 30, 1993
This external covering on the giant sequoia is over a foot & a half thick bark 100 July 21, 1993
Honey guides, spots or lines on flower petals, direct insects to this sugary substance nectar 200 July 21, 1993
Fungi such as mushrooms differ from green plants in that they don't contain this pigment chlorophyll 300 July 21, 1993
The potato is an example of this short, swollen part of a stem that grows underground a tuber 400 July 21, 1993
The offspring of 2 genetically different parents are called these, like some popular roses hybrids July 21, 1993
A large funnel-shaped flower native to Argentina, or Porky Pig's girlfriend Petunia 100 March 3, 1993
The Easter species of this plant has waxy white flowers shaped like a trumpet lily 200 March 3, 1993
Varieties of this plant include Bracken, Royal & Boston fern 300 March 3, 1993
The stems of this giant Arizona cactus are used by elf owls & woodpeckers for their nests Saguaro 400 March 3, 1993
These legumes are the USA's largest source of vegetable oil soybeans 500 March 3, 1993
Pollination by these is called ornithophily birds 100 February 4, 1993
An epiphyte is a plant that doesn't have these in the soil; it's supported by another plant roots 200 February 4, 1993
It's actually a modified reduced branch if you get our point...& rose gardeners do thorn 300 February 4, 1993
A fertilized ovule develops into one of these seed 400 February 4, 1993
It's the process by which a scion is put on a stock grafting 500 February 4, 1993
Of peonies, hyacinths or tulips, the one not grown from bulbs peonies 100 April 17, 1992
A member of the violet family, its name is a corruption of pensee, the French word for "thought" pansy 200 April 17, 1992
The flowers of this member of the water lily family are sacred to Buddhists lotus 300 April 17, 1992
Gardeners use this spongy & absorbent moss to keep young plants from drying out peat moss 400 April 17, 1992
Members of this plant family include peas, clover & lentils legume April 17, 1992
The scientific name of this vegetable is Rheum rhabarbarum rhubarb 100 November 8, 1991
Kelp, the largest seaweed known, is a brown form of this primitive plant algae 200 November 8, 1991
Shortly after formulating the principles of heredity, he became abbot of Brunn Monastery Mendel 300 November 8, 1991
This fungal tree infection, Ceratocystis ulmi, was 1st identified in the Netherlands around 1919 Dutch elm disease 400 November 8, 1991
This fragrant flower is named for the youth Apollo accidentally killed with his discus Hyacinth 500 November 8, 1991
Type of plant that comes in varieties, like fescue & Bermuda grass 100 June 13, 1991
This plant produces creamy white flowers that turn purple, then drop off & leave the bolls cotton 200 June 13, 1991
If this nut used in marzipan looks a bit like a peach pit, it's because the 2 are related an almond 300 June 13, 1991
A member of the pea family, its flowers cover vast areas of Texas each spring the bluebonnet 500 June 13, 1991
It's the most widely planted fruit or vegetable in home gardens in the U.S. a tomato June 13, 1991
The only garden flower listed under "E" in the World Book is this holiday flower Easter lily 100 May 10, 1988
To avoid freezing, experts recommend watering your flowers during this part of a winter day morning 200 May 10, 1988
The jimsonweed, a poisonous weed of N. America, derives its name from this Early American settlement Jamestown 300 May 10, 1988
Though botanical garden is used as a synonym, a true arboretum limits its collection to these plants trees 400 May 10, 1988
It's this substance, trapped in the dying leaves of maples, that turns them those fiery colors *sugar (**anthocyanin) 500 May 10, 1988
Any plant that grows where people don't want it to grow is by definition one of these weed 100 April 18, 1988
The teddy bear cholla is this type of plant cactus 200 April 18, 1988
The bush called "Capparis spinosa" gives up these flower buds, which are pickled & used to season food capers 300 April 18, 1988
During the night when photosynthesis stops, green plants release this gas into the atmosphere carbon dioxide 500 April 18, 1988
It's wise to know this attribute is shared by the needles of yew trees, mistletoe berries & rhubarb leaves they are all poisonous April 18, 1988
The new white "Little Boo" pumpkins were bred to be carved into these & shouldn't be eaten jack-o\'-lanterns 100 February 19, 1988
Despite its name, this plant usually blooms after 10 to 15 years, not 100 century plant 300 February 19, 1988
It's the milky sap of the rubber tree latex 400 February 19, 1988
2 products of the flax plant are linen & this oil produced from the seeds & used in art class linseed oil 500 February 19, 1988
Dandelion flowers are occasionally used to make this potent potable wine 100 November 12, 1987
When you speak of a plant's venation, you're referring to these veins in the leaves 200 November 12, 1987
The floss of this weed, named for the white liquid in its stems, was used in lifebelts in World War II milkweed 300 November 12, 1987
Cryptogams are not plants with secret meanings, but plants such as ferns that don't bear these seeds 400 November 12, 1987
Term for a non-indigenous plant, especially one grown in soil & climate different from the place of origin exotic plants 500 November 12, 1987
Many seed crops require bees for pollination, including this "Halloween" gourd pumpkin 100 October 15, 1987
Algology is the study of these algae 200 October 15, 1987
Along w/bacterial, this plant group that includes rusts & molds help decompose plant litter or forest floors fungi 300 October 15, 1987
"Old World" plants include all major cereal grains except this one corn 400 October 15, 1987
Broccoli, turnips, & cabbage are related to this plant whose seeds become a common condiment mustard 500 October 15, 1987
Term for plants that live for 1 year or 1 growing season an annual 100 March 25, 1986
Brazil nuts & peanuts are not really nuts, but these seeds 200 March 25, 1986
Of ⅒, ⅕, or ⅓, approximate amount of earth's land covered by forests ⅓ 300 March 25, 1986
A paleobotanist deals with plants in this form fossil form 500 March 25, 1986
Title of the following, which is also a hardy annual climbing plant"I went to a dance just the other night / I saw a girl there she was out of sight / I asked a friend of mine who she could be" "Sweet Pea" March 25, 1986
Originally from China, this fragrant evergreen was named for Dr. Alexander Garden gardenia 100 March 6, 1986
Belonging to the genus Helianthus, these yellow flowers actually turn to follow the sun's path sunflowers 200 March 6, 1986
The cob is actually the female flower of this cereal plant corn 300 March 6, 1986