Terms Used in These Descriptions
ciliate:
hairs on margin
glabrescent:
becoming glabrous with age
glabrous:
smooth, not hairy
hirsute:
stiff, erect, rough, coarse hairs
puberulous:
short soft, erect or semi-appressed hairs
pubescent :
generally meaning hairy, or specifically covered with soft short fine hairs
sericeous:
soft, appressed hairs, silky
strigose:
stiff, appressed hairs, .5-5 mm
strigulose:
stiff, appressed hairs under .5 mm
variable:
hairiness varies greatly within species
velutinous:
dense velvety, short erect
villose (villous):
long soft, erect .5-5 mm