hosta leaf unfurling in a spiral
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Botanical Nerd Word: Convolute

Convolute (from Latin convolutus): Rolled up, as leaves before unfurling.*

Hosta leaves exhibit graceful spirals as they open in the spring thanks to their convolute arrangement in the bud.

*Schmid, W. G. (1991). The genus Hosta. Portland: Timber Press.

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