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leaves, emerging from their leaf buds, are surrounded by spent blooms. Interestingly, a flower bud is actually a modified leaf...
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Emerging Leaves

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leaves, emerging from their leaf buds, are surrounded by spent blooms. Interestingly, a flower bud is actually a modified leaf. Some flower buds may be fruit buds as the flower will result in a fruit. Mixed buds contain both the immature leaf structure and flower parts. Leaf buds are often more plump and pointed than flower buds. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.

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