Plant Structure, Function, and Use

Shoots, Stems, and Leaves

What are buds on stems?

Buds are called terminal or axillary on a stem. The terminal bud is at the upper part of the stem, where the plant growth is concentrated. It contains developing leaves and a compact series of nodes and internodes. The axillary buds are found in the angles formed by a leaf and the stem and are usually dormant.


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