Also known as variety, the term is derived from the term Cultivated Variety. It refers to a group of plants with clearly distinguishable characteristics which, when reproduced, retain the same distinguishable characteristics. Described by the International Code of Nomenclature as an “assemblage of cultivated plants clearly distinguished by one or more characteristics, which, when reproduced, retains its distinguishing characteristics,” a seed-grown cultivar can be either an open-pollinated or a hybrid variety.