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An axillary bud is la bud that is located where the leaf petiole is attached to the stem.
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axillary bud primordium An immature axillary bud.
The core of this glossary came from a work compiled by Mike Hammitt, WSU Master Gardener, and Teresa Welch, Oregon State University.

AXIL: Axillary bud occurrs in the axil or angle of leaf and stem; and axillary shoot which grows from the axil or angle of leaf and stem ...

IndeterminantA growth habit in which the main plant stem(s) (axis) remain(s) vegetative and in which flowers form on axillary buds; growth and flowering can continue indefinitely through the plant's life cycle as in cucumber and some tomato varieties.

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Stem section cutting with a prominent axillary bud.
How to take cuttings
Take cuttings from vigorous, healthy shoots. Most cuttings should be 4 to 6 inches long. Cut just below a node (where a leaf is attached) with a sharp, clean knife.

If you look closely you may be able to see a small bud, called an axillary bud. If the leaves have fallen and the stem is bare, look for the leaf scar that indicates where a leaf was attached at a node, and make the cut above that.

The space between the leaf and the main stem of a plant. A bud that's formed in this angle is referred to as an axillary bud.
The space between the leaf and the main stem of a plant. A bud formed in this angle is referred to as an axillary bud.

Adventitious roots are produced from shoot cells. These form when stem cells or axillary buds change purpose and divide into root tissue. Adventitious root growth is often spurred by low oxygen environments or high ethylene conditions.

Axillary: The buds formed at the junction of the petiole and stem of a plant are axillary buds. They may be either a leaf or a flower bud.
Axis: The main stem of a plant; or of a compound leaf or flower or fruit cluster.
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Collateral Said of extra or supernumerary buds that are inserted on either side of a normal axillary bud. Said of buds that grow side by side.
Comose Tufted with hairs.
Companion plant A plant making an showy, contrasting display or providing pollination ...

Whole leaf without petiole
This is used for plants with sessile leaves (no stalk or petiole). Insert the cutting vertically into the medium. A new plant will form from the axillary bud. The leaf may be removed when the new plant has its own roots. (Example: donkey's tail).

The bud that may form in the angle formed by the petiole and stem is an axillary bud. Leaves are a key way to identify a plant but also come in a myriad of leaf shapes, margins, arrangements, and blade shapes too numerous to mention here.

Infested terminals wilt and die back to the margin of feeding, and are commonly called "strikes" or "flagged shoots". Heavy twig infestations of nursery stock can adversely affect the shape of the tree. Axillary buds often begin to grow when the terminal shoot is killed, ...

See also: See also: Axillary, Stem, Bud, Leaf, Plant

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