bud scale


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bud scale

The hard, protective layer surrounding the buds of some plants. Oh, that's just a bud scale—your plant is fine.
See also: bud, scale
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In that analysis, diameter of current annual growth was the dependent variable, with location on the twig (at the bud scale scar or bite) where diameter was measured, previous browsing history (browsed or unbrowsed), and their interaction as main effects.
And yet, beneath the maple's expanding leaves, each tiny bud scale bore a spot of rich burgundy color; and along the inside face of the upper bud scales, tiny bubbles of transparent dew had collected during the previous night.
The color of pubescence on bud scales of each plant was recorded as either brown or white.
Persistent feeding by large numbers of mites results in reddening and swelling of the base of the bud scales.
Trees are so easy to study that most existing field guides emphasize close-up features like bud scales or leaf hairs.
The leaf scar protrudes under the bud, which is shield shaped, and the outer bud scales are brownish.