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Botanical Nerd Word: Reniform

Reniform: Shaped like a kidney*

Garlic mustard overwinters as a small plant and then gets an early start in spring. The young leaves are reniform. Now is a great time to nip these invasive weeds in the bud!

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

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