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Definition of whorl

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by talinum:

Three or more leaves arising from the same stem node

Definition as written by flowox:

Also used to describe three or more flowers (or leaves) appearing in a circle at one node

Definition as written by poppysue:

Example of the whorled leaves of Veronicastrum.

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Definition as written by Monocromatico:

Some use the therm "whorl" to floral structures, being sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils treated as separated whorls.


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