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sepals or bracts

Posted by toad_ca z7b Bellingham, WA (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 30, 11 at 14:22

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!)


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RE: sepals or bracts

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

RE: sepals or bracts

  • Posted by toad_ca z7b Bellingham WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 31, 11 at 14:02

Thank you brandon7!

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