Botanical Nerd Word: Pinnate

Pinnate: Leaf with veins, lobes, leaflets, or dissections arising along a central elongate axis.* These beech leaves (Fagus sylvatica) have a pinnate vein pattern. *Pell, S.K., Angell, B. (2016). A botanist’s …

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Botanical Nerd Word: Divaricate

Divaricate: Widely spreading, usually in reference to branching.* Plants with a divaricating growth habit often appear very ‘full’ as their branches spread widely and intersect with one another. This gorgeous Caryopteris divaricata …

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