Definition of venation
: an arrangement or system of veins (as in the tissue of a leaf or the wing of an insect)
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Sarracenia leucophylla, the white-top pitcher, is another southern pitcher and perhaps the showiest, with the white upper areas of the tubes contrasting strikingly with darker venation.
Damage from hungry insects, cold weather or parasites can interrupt leaves’ normal venation patterns.
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