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Word of the Week: Verticillaster

verticillaster [ vur-tuh-si-las-ter ] noun: a mixed inflorescence consisting of two opposite dichasial cymes Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Cyme

Critical to the definition of a cyme is understanding that there are multiple flowers in the cluster, but the first one to open in the center is at the end of the main axis (peduncle or inflorescence stalk), and the others that bloom after it are from lateral buds coming off the peduncle. Continue reading

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