Winter bud

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(Zool.) a statoblast.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Fruiting occurs from July to August, and leaves senesce during September with the formation of the winter buds. In July and August, plants reproduce by stolons (1-10 cm in length) and, from September to October, axillary buds develop in the outer leaf axils of the winter bud.
Adjusting pruning severity: When the risk of winter bud injury has passed, it may be necessary to adjust the number of buds retained after pruning to compensate for buds lost to winter injury.
The practice of hedge pruning to five-node spurs is, therefore, recommended on cultivars that sustain extensive winter bud injury.
Caption: Platt's close-up images show the winter buds and the differently shaped leaf scars on a white ash twig and a green ash twig
This field guide outlines the identification and natural history of 137 species of shrubs and vines in Michigan and the Great Lakes region, including both native and introduced species, with information on their key characteristics, size and form, bark, leaves, stems and twigs, winter buds, flowers, fruit, site and habitat, distribution, similar species, notes, chromosome numbers, and growth pattern, along with line drawings.
Most floating aquatics produce winter buds during the autumn that fall to the bottom of the pool where they remain until spring sunshine warms the water sufficiently for the plants to return to the surface.
For instance, if you are walking in woodland try to guess what the different trees are by their winter buds and twigs, their size and shape.
The information on the label says "Magnolia Susan ( a slow growing Japanese shrub, winter buds grey-hairy producing beautiful white flowers stained rose purple." Can you tell me any more about it, especially its eventual height and spread, so I can decide where to plant it, giving it sufficient growing space?
Making it the fifth of its kind is the pine grosbeak, whose excursions well south of its home in subarctic and boreal forests are so infrequent that it's been years since I saw a flock of these remarkably tame finches harvesting winter buds in a neighbor's butternut tree.
Like leaves bursting from winter buds, we throw open our cabin doors and breathe anew.
Look for a plant with lots of silky hairy winter buds, for these will open to reveal the fragrant, white star-shaped flowers which are up to 4in across.