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At the end of summer, an area of cells gradually builds up at the base of each leaf’s petiole, or stem, to weaken the connection to the tree.
Yuan Shan’. This gorgeous species features long, purple petioles (leaf stems) topped with multiple leaflets, and has showy purple fruit during the winter months.
There’s a handy botany term of good use here: peltate, meaning the stem (the petiole) attaches to the leaf from underneath.
There’s a handy botany term of good use here: peltate, meaning the stem (the petiole) attaches to the leaf not at the leaf’s margin, but from underneath.
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