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1. Herb
Any vascular plant that never produces a woody stem. Compare forb .

2. Herbaceous
Refers to a plant that has a non-woody stem and which dies back at the end of the growing season.

3. Herbaceous
Term applied to a nonwoody stem/plant with minimal secondary growth .

4. Herbage
Herbs collectively; the green foliage and juicy stems of herbs.

5. Herbicide
A chemical used to kill or control the growth of plants. Some herbicides (such as synthetic auxin s and triazine ) selectively kill broad-leaved plants while leaving grass-leaved plants (i.e., cereal crops) unharmed. Other herbicides, such as paraquat , kill all plants. Herbicide use has dramatically increased crop yield worldwide but has caused serious environmental problems, polluting soil and water and causing health hazards for humans and animals. See also pesticide .

6. Herbivore
An animal that consumes herbaceous vegetation.

7. Herbivore
An animal that eats herbaceous plants.

8. Herbivores
Term pertaining to a heterotroph , usually an animal, that eats plants or algae. Herbivores function in food chains and food webs as primary consumers .

9. Herbivory
The consumption of herbaceous vegetation.

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