Glossary N-S

Peony Glossary (page under development)

Terms N-S

nurse root

Sometimes referred to as understock.  A root used in the grafting procedure that serves as a temporary root system, until the scion or bud material produces ‘own roots’. Commonly used to propagate woody peonies.

perennial

petal

pollen

root

scion

A stem that includes buds used in grafting to join with a nurse root.

species peony

A group of similar individual peonies capable of reproduction in nature. These are often referred to as ‘wild’ or ‘wild botanic species’, as they occur in nature without human intervention in their life cycles.

stamen

stem

stigma