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Word of the Week: Ligule
July 25, 2018 by Sammy Tangir

Welcome to Word of the Week! Stay tuned for a new word each Wednesday to amp up your nature vocabulary!

Here you can see both a fuzzy lingual (right) and a smooth lingual (right).

Ligule [lig-yool] (noun): 

The Ligule is a membrane located on the inner side of the leaf where the leaf meets the stalk of a grass or sedge. Pull back a grass leaf and see if you can find the ligule!  The ligule is fun to uncover and noticing what they look like, for example fuzzy, smooth, thin or wide can help you identify the grass! 

Sammy Tangir - Sammy is a serious nature nerd and especially enthusiastic about plants! When she is not thinking of next week's nature word, she is working as an outdoor educator and practicing her wood carving skills.

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