Unformatted text preview: axillary or lateral buds. If they do not grow in the following year, they are also described as dormant buds. When the terminal buds grow, they continue growth in length of the shoot, whereas lateral buds make new branches. Either type may produce a flower instead of, or in addition to, a leafy shoot. If this happens in a terminal bud, growth is continued in the following season by one or more lateral buds, since the flower or inflorescence drops away leaving no growing point. 1 Bud structure foliage leaves tightly packed and overlapping region of cell division thick bud scales short stem new terminal bud forming stem elongating bud scales spaced out leaf leaf opened out new lateral bud scars bud scales fall off Fig.1 Diagram of bud growth (a) (b) (c) © D.G. Mackean...
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- Fall '11
- Plants, Plant stem, bud scales