Having hard, tough tissues that persist from year to year and are capable of producing shoot or flower buds. Woody plants also have the capacity to increase in diameter from year to year.
Hard in texture.
Woody plants have hard stems and buds that survive above ground in winter. For instance, trees (which are further broken down into the deciduous and evergreen categories) are woody plants. The opposite of woody is herbaceous.
made hard like wood as the result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls
Producing hard rather than fleshy stems and having buds that survive above ground in winter.
The description of a plant stem that has hardened and will not die off in winter conditions or during the plants dormancy.
Referring to hard-stemmed perennial plants that are capable of surviving cold weather without dying back.
Hardy perennial growth