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V Glossary of Terms

Variegated foliage—Foliage that is striped, blotched, or edged with some color other than green.

Variety—The subdivision of a species; a group of individual plants within a species which are distinct in form or minor characteristics, usually perpetuated through generations by seed.

Vermiculite—A heated and puffed-up mineral which forms spongelike, lightweight granules useful to add to container soil.

Vine—A long-stemmed plant that trails over the ground, or climbs if support is provided. Some vines climb by twining or by tendrils that cling to the support. Other vines must be tied to their support.

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