I’m wondering if there is a good source (online might be nice, but it doesn’t have to be, book would be fine) of definitions of botanical terms (e.g., caudice, pilose, glabrous, glabate, serrate, abaxial, adaxial, and on forever). I am computer science educated. I didn’t have to take any college biology courses (physics required, which I purposely forgot), although plants have been an interest since I was a child. Perhaps I should have studied botany – but I digress.
So, when I was recently looking at a description on eFloras of Symphyotrichum lateriflorum (Calico Aster, Starved Aster), I was overwhelmed. I found definitions for all terms from a combination of The Free Dictionary, Biology Online, and Wikipedia, and am writing it up in laymen’s terms (for the purpose of adding to the Wikipedia article and for my own understanding and knowledge).
But it would be so cool if something like this exists! Any thoughts? References?