Silphium perfoliatum leaves, showing connate-perfoliate structure.
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Botanical Nerd Word: Connate-perfoliate

Connate-perfoliate: With the bases of opposite leaves fused around the stem.*

Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum), and boneset, (Eupatorium perfoliatum), are both native plants in this area which have connate-perfoliate leaves.  

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

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