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The arrangement of the young leaves within a bud.

[New Latin vērnātiō, vērnātiōn-, from Latin vērnātus, past participle of vērnāre, to flourish, from vērnus, vernal; see vernal.]


(Botany) the way in which leaves are arranged in the bud
[C18: from New Latin vernātiō, from Latin vernāre to be springlike, from vēr spring]


(vərˈneɪ ʃən)

the arrangement of the foliage leaves within a bud.
[1785–95; < New Latin vernātiō= Latin vernā(re) to show signs of spring, bud, derivative of vernus (see vernal) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vernation - (botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opensvernation - (botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
leaf bud - a bud from which leaves (but not flowers) develop
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Multiple leaves, flowers or a combination of the two are packed together to allow the greatest volume in the smallest space, a process referred to as vernation, which reminds me of a hiker trying to fit weeks' worth of gear into a backpack.
The young leaves show erect vernation in aerial stemmed species, and inflexed vernation in those with subterranean stems (Stevenson 1981), probably to protect the fragile new leaves as they emerge from the soil.