- the arrangement of the foliage leaves within the bud.
Origin of vernation
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Convolute, rolled up lengthwise, as the leaves of the Plum in vernation, 72.
Involute, in vernation, 72; rolled inwards from the edges, 97.
Grew deals also with the vernation of leaves, and methods of bud protection.
In spring the terminal buds of saplings best show the peculiarity of the tree's vernation.Trees Worth Knowing
Julia Ellen Rogers
In vernation the apex of each segment is bent down with a slight curve inward.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
- the way in which leaves are arranged in the bud
C18: from New Latin vernātiō, from Latin vernāre to be springlike, from vēr spring
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- The arrangement of young foliage leaves within a bud. The coiled arrangement of young leaves in fern fiddleheads is known as circinate vernation and protects the delicate leaf tips as they develop.
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