Monday, January 23, 2006

Winter Botany #6

Just a tidbit before I go off to vote. I discovered a new word over at Wayne's: an infructescence is the fruiting stage of an inflorescence (which you've heard about, if you've been following this series). A very handy word for winter botany, in spite of my reluctance to use jargon.

I'm so conflicted. I just love words.

2 comments:

madcapmum said...

As long as you explain it everytime, I won't fall off the back of your haywagon!

Though I must say, Laura, infructescence sounds... a bit dubious. Are you sure this is a word you'd let your kids read?

Laura said...

ooh, Madcap, that was the best laugh I've had in a while (which perhaps suggests that I need to get out more...) !