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Word of the Week: Urceolate

Urceolate (ur-see-o-late): Pitcher-like, hollow and contracted at the mouth like an urn or pitcher.*

The tiny, individual flowers in the inflorescence of grape hyacinth (Muscari spp.) have an urceolate form.

*Jackson, B. Daydon. (1928). A glossary of botanic terms (4th ed.). New York: Hafner Publishing Co.

 

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