G Glossary of Terms
Gall—A rounded swelling on a leaf, twig, or stem of a plant, usually caused by fungi or insect stings.
Genus—A further breakdown (subcategory) of the family category of plants. The genus to which a plant belongs is the first word in a plant’s botanical name.
Germination—Earliest stage of the formation of a plant from seed.
Green lacewing—A beneficial aphid-eating insect.
Greensand—Texas greensand is from natural deposits in East Texas. Contains many trace minerals and about 19% iron.
Groundcover—Spreading plants that cover bare ground.