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Word of the Week: Bilabiate

bilabiate [ bahy-ley-bee-it, -eyt ] adjective: having two lips     The first recorded use of the word bilabiate was in 1720, with the meaning still used today. In botany, the term is applied to flowers having long, narrow, tubular … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Whorl

While the word whorl has other meanings outside of botany, along with the arrangement of leaves (phyllotaxis) on the same stem, it is also the term used to describe the four main groups of flower parts: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils. Continue reading

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