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Word of the Week: Lanceolate

It would be fair to wonder why we even add the word lanceolate to our glossary, it seems so self-explanatory – shaped like a lance. Yet there are nuances, and leaves described as lanceolate turn out not to be shaped exactly like that in all cases. The term is used in botany primarily to describe leaf shape in a way that helps us identify a plant or at least separate one species or variety from another. Continue reading

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