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Botanical Nerd Word: Pedate

Pedate: Palmately divided leaf with the lower leaflets further split in two.*

The hellebores are beginning to bloom all over the garden this week. Many hellebores have pedate leaves.

*Pell, S.K., Angell, B. (2016). A botanist’s vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated. Portland: Timber Press.

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