Photo by Melody

Definition of caruncle

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by Terry:

An outgrowth surrounding the scar (hilium) on a seed, often brightly colored and oily or waxy. This outgrowth often acts as an aid to dispersal. For example, viola seeds are dispersed by ants attracted by the oily caruncle.

Add a definition to this term

Return to the Gardenology homepage

Return to Dave's Garden

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Contact Us | Do Not Sell My Personal Information]

Back to the top