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VACUOLE

A vacuole is a large, membrane-bound space within a plant cell that is filled with fluid. Most plant cells have a single vacuole that takes up much of the cell. It helps maintain the shape of the cell.


VASCULAR PLANT

A vascular plant has specialized pipelines that carry water and nutrients around the plant. Club mosses, ferns, horestails, gymnosperms, and flowering plants are vascular plants.

VASCULAR TISSUE

Vascular tissue is tissue that transports water and nutrients through a plant. Xylem and phloem are types of vascular tissue.


VEGETABLE

A vegetable is a plant whose stem, leaves, tubers, roots, bulbs, or flower is a food source for people. Some examples of vegetables include carrots, eggplant, potatoes, spinach, broccoli, onion, and asparagus.

VEGETATION

Vegetation is all of the plant life found in an area.

VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION

Vegetative propagation is a method of reproducing asexually; the offspring have the same genetic makeup as the parent.

VEGETATIVE STATE

The vegetative state is the stage in a flowering plant's life cycle before the appearance of its fruiting structures.

VEIN

A vein is a vascular structure (xylem and phloem cells surrounded by the bundle sheath) in a leaf that provides supports for the leaf and transports both water and food. The veins on monocots are almost parallel to the margins of the leaf. The veins of dicots radiate from a central midrib.

VEINLET

A veinlet is a small vein. Veinlets are located toward the margins of the leaf.

VENATION

Venation is the arrangement of veins in a leaf. Some different cenation patterns include pinnate, palmate (illustrated above), and parallel

VENDIAN

The Vendian or Ediacaran period was a geologic time period that lasted from 650 to 544 million years ago. The Vendian is when the earliest-known animals evolved. Vendian biota (Ediacara fauna), included soft-bodied multi-cellular animals, like sponges. During the Vendian, the continents had merged into a single supercontinent called Rodinia. The Vendian ended in a mass extinction.

VENUS FLYTRAP

The Venus flytrap is a plant that catches and digests bugs. Classification: Division Magnoliophyta (angioperms), Class Magnoliopsida (dicots), Subclass Dilleniidae, Order Nepenthales (insectivorous plants), Family Droseraceae (Sundews and Venus Flytrap).

VINE

A vine is a plant that needs support as it grows. Some vines grow by twining around other objects for support (e.g., morning glory), some use tendrils (modified shoots) to attach to objects (e.g., peas and vetch), and others send out aerial roots, often with suckers (e.g., poison ivy).

VOLCANO

When a volcano erupts, it spews out lava and gases from deep inside the Earth. Radioisotope dating lava layers in rock sediment enables scientists to establish the date of fossils.
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