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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 vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated. Portland: Timber Press.

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