This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Sepals or petals meeting at the margins, but not overlapping each other.
Velvety, as the surface of leaves.
The anterior part of an organ.
Produced in Spring.
The arrangement of leaves in bud.
Affixed by the middle.
When several leaves, petals, etc., are on the same plane around the axis.
Clear full green.
A ring of organs on the same plane.
Furnished with a membranous expansion, as the seeds of many Conifers and the fruits of the Maples.