sepals or bracts

toad_ca(z7b Bellingham, WA)December 30, 2011

Are the petal-like parts of a Hellebore flower sepals or bracts? I'm seeing them identified both ways (and even both on the same page in an on-line piece from Fine Gardening!)

Thanks!

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

The petal-like parts are sepals. Bracts on the flower stems resemble leaves. True leaves do not occur on the flower stems.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2011 at 11:57PM
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toad_ca(z7b Bellingham, WA)

Thank you brandon7!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 2:02PM
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