Origin of bud scale
First recorded in 1875–80
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The Lilac also shows a gradation from bud-scale to simple leaf.The Elements of Botany
The scars on the stem are of three kinds, leaf, bud-scale, and flower-cluster scars.
The bud-scale scar is quite different from the other trees which we have examined.
one of the hard protective sometimes hairy or resinous specialized leaves surrounding the buds of certain plants, such as the rhododendron
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