Veronicastrum plant showing bloom and whorled leaves

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 …

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wisteria flowers hanging down from a support.

Botanical Nerd Word: Raceme

Raceme: An inflorescence with pedicellate flowers borne on an unbranched elongated central axis.* The racemes of this wisteria are pendulous, hanging down through their supports. Each flower is attached to …

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