Vernation

Definition

noun, plural: vernations

(botany) The arrangement of leaves within the leaf buds.


Supplement

Vernation may be used to identify plants. It pertains to the leaf or leaves within a leaf bud about to unfold.

Some of the common types of vernations are the following:


Word origin: Latin vernātiō, of vernāre, (springlike).

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