bud scale


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bud scale

[′bəd ‚skāl]
(botany)
One of the modified leaves enclosing and protecting buds in perennial plants.
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The length of a year's growth can be determined by measuring the distance between any two rings of terminal bud scale scars (see Figure 4-9).
The basic parts of the stem are the terminal bud, bud scale, terminal bud-scale scar, axillary bud or lateral bud, node, internode, leaf scar, and lenticel.
Twigs re-growing from 2-year-old stems that were browsed previously had larger diameters at their bud scale scar than those re-growing from stems that were not browsed in the previous year.