Forb

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).wikipedia
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Graminoid

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).
They are contrasted to forbs, herbaceous plants without grass-like features.

Grassland

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The term is used in biology and in vegetation ecology, especially in relation to grasslands and understory.
As flowering plants and trees, grasses grow in great concentrations in climates where annual rainfall ranges between 500 and 900 mm. The root systems of perennial grasses and forbs form complex mats that hold the soil in place.

Pasture

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"Forb" is derived from the Greek φορβή (phorbḗ), "pasture" or "fodder".
The vegetation of tended pasture, forage, consists mainly of grasses, with an interspersion of legumes and other forbs (non-grass herbaceous plants).

Poaceae

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).
Forbs

Guild (ecology)

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Forbs are members of a guild – a group of plant species with broadly similar growth form.
Forbs

Herbaceous plant

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).
The term is mainly applied to perennials, but in botany it may also refer to annuals or biennials, and include both forbs and graminoids.

Flowering plant

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).

Cyperaceae

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).

Juncaceae

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A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is an herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes).

Ecology

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The term is used in biology and in vegetation ecology, especially in relation to grasslands and understory.

Understory

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The term is used in biology and in vegetation ecology, especially in relation to grasslands and understory.

Greek language

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"Forb" is derived from the Greek φορβή (phorbḗ), "pasture" or "fodder".

Fodder

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"Forb" is derived from the Greek φορβή (phorbḗ), "pasture" or "fodder".

Graminid clade

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The spelling "phorb" is sometimes used, and in older usage this sometimes includes graminids and other plants currently not regarded as forbs.

Taxonomy (biology)

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In certain contexts in ecology, guild membership may often be more important than the taxonomic relationships between organisms.

Wildflower

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In addition to its use in ecology, the term "forb" may be used for subdividing popular guides to wildflowers, distinguishing them from other categories such as grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees.

Shrub

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In addition to its use in ecology, the term "forb" may be used for subdividing popular guides to wildflowers, distinguishing them from other categories such as grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees.

Tree

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In addition to its use in ecology, the term "forb" may be used for subdividing popular guides to wildflowers, distinguishing them from other categories such as grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees.

Clover

Trifoliumcloversalsike
Some examples of forbs are clover, sunflower, daylily, and milkweed.

Helianthus

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Some examples of forbs are clover, sunflower, daylily, and milkweed.

Daylily

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Some examples of forbs are clover, sunflower, daylily, and milkweed.

Asclepias

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Some examples of forbs are clover, sunflower, daylily, and milkweed.

United States Department of Agriculture

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* United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service link to Growth habits Codes and Definitions.