Veronicastrum plant showing bloom and whorled leaves
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Botanical Nerd Word: Whorl

Whorl: A ring-like arrangement of similar parts arising from a common point or node; a verticil.*

The leaves of this Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root) are arranged in whorls at each node on the stem.

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

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