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Botanical Nerd Word: Bifid

Bifid: Deeply two-cleft or two-lobed, usually from the tip.*

The petals of this snow-in-summer (Cerastium) are bifid. Each one has a deep cleft at the tip.

*Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd ed.). Spring Lake: Spring Lake Publishing.

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