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Word of the Week: Fascicle
December 05, 2018 by Jon Hayes

Fascicle (noun): a bundle of leaves or flowers growing crowded together. Pine needles grow in fascicles, bundled together. The number of needles in a fascicle can help you identify the species of pine. White pine is well-known for having 5 needles in a fascicle. Fascicle comes from the Latin word "fascis", meaning "bundle". Come check out the pines in High Park and enjoy those fascicles!

White pine fascicles.
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