Word of the Week: Follicle

Follicle: A dry, dehiscent fruit composed of a single carpel and opening along a single side, as a milkweed pod.*   *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated …

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Word of the Week: Torose

Torose: Cylindrical with alternate swellings and contractions.* The Japanese pagoda trees (Sophora japonica) in the garden are covered with their characteristic torose pods.   *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification …

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