Woody Plant

Synonyms: Woody Vegetation

A woody plant is a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. These include deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, and vines that become woody with age (known as Liana).  Woody plants can grow extensive root systems, and though not necessarily as deep rooted as some grasses and herbaceous plants, they often grow to a larger radius relative to the main stem and are effective at limiting erosion.