perfoliate


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(of a leaf) having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem

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Detail of a dichasium; note the perfoliate bract at the base and the minute bracteoles at the flanks of the lateral flowers, c.
Other deer favorites, like lily-family members Solomon's-seal, false Solomon's-seal, perfoliate bellwort, nodding trillium, and Turk's-cap lily become stunted and fruitless when over-browsed.
Pruned hard in spring, this species will produce the beautiful perfoliate foliage that is so sort-after by flower arrangers and florists.
The rhinophores are perfoliate with about 10 complete or incomplete transverse lamellae.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" long and 1" to 2" wide, oblong or ovate shape with entire margins, OPPOSITE arrangement, leaves near tip are perfoliate or connate (fused).