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Glossary of plant terms

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yard

A measure of length (yd) equivalent to 3 foot or 0.914 metre.

yellow-tail moth

Caterpillars eat foliage and flowers and lay eggs on trees and shrubs.

yield

Generally refers to the quantity or weight of the harvest from a crop.

yucca leaf spot

Circular grey-brown ringed spots develop on leaves and raised, black fruiting bodies develop on them.

yunnanensis

Means "of Yunnan, Japan" in Latin.

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