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Botanical Glossary

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Awn

A slender, more or less straight and stiff, fine-pointed appendage; may be located at the tip of a leaf or bract and a continuation of the midvein, or comprising the pappus in fruits of the sunflower family (Asteraceae).

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Reference: modified from K&P, p. 19 & W&K, p. 587

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