Pine cone christmas ornament on a tree

Botanical Nerd Word: Cone

Cone: A dense cluster of sporophylls on an axis; a strobilus.*   *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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Dried fruit pods of eastern redbud

Botanical Nerd Word: Complanate

Complanate: Flattened* For example, the complanate fruit pods of eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis). *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake …

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