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Word of the Week: Filament

For gardeners, the most common encounter with the word filament is in naming the reproductive parts of flowers. The word comes from the Latin filum, meaning “thread,” and aptly describes the thin, usually springy stalks holding up the anthers. Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Signal

signal [ sig-nl ] noun: an area of contrasting color, usually yellow, on the fall of an iris in the place of a beard A word to begin the celebration of Pollinator Week Some flowers have specialized names for their … Continue reading

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