Three-leaved clovers growing in a mass.
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Botanical Nerd Word: Ternate

Ternate: Divided in three; e.g., trifoliate leaf.*

Shamrocks, or clovers, have ternate leaves. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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

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