Open Access Articles- Top Results for Forb
Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical DevicesCardiopulmonary Resuscitation as a Graduation Requirement for Biomedical Engineering Students
Journal of Plant Pathology & MicrobiologyA Strong Antifungal-producing Bacteria from Bamboo Powder for Biocontrol of Sclerotium rolfsii in Melon (Cucumis melo var. amanta)
Journal of Womens Health CareDiagnostic Evaluation of a Multiplex Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assay for Bacterial Vaginosis
Journal of Cytology & HistologyHairy Cell Leukemia Associated with a Bone Marrow Tuberculosis
Journal of Pregnancy and Child HealthA Pilot Study of the Use of Blood Markers of Alcohol Use and Brief Intervention during Pregnancy
A forb (sometimes spelled phorb) is a herbaceous flowering plant that is not a graminoid (grasses, sedges and rushes). The term is used in biology and in vegetation ecology, especially in relation to grasslands and understory.
"Forb" is derived from the Greek φορβή (phorbḗ), "pasture" or "fodder". The spelling "phorb" is sometimes used, and in older usage this sometimes includes graminids and other plants currently not regarded as forbs.
Forbs and guilds
Forbs are members of a guild - a group of plant species with broadly similar growth form. In certain contexts in ecology, guild membership may often be more important than the taxonomic relationships between organisms.
Forbs in informal classification
- Schröder, Hans (2009). Grasslands: Ecology, Management and Restoration. Commack, N.Y: Nova Science Publishers. ISBN 1-60692-024-3.
- Jaeger, Edmund C. (1959). A source-book of biological names and terms. Springfield, Ill: Thomas. ISBN 0-398-06179-3.
- Scott, Robert Pickett; Henry, George (2007). Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon, Abridged: Original Edition, republished in larger and clearer typeface. Simon Wallenburg Press. ISBN 1-84356-026-7.