Petiole Junction

The petiole of the compound leaf of Yellowwood, Cladrastis kentukea, also known as Kentucky or American Yellowwood.

As all the leaflets had already fallen off the leaf and the petiole’s days were numbered, I detached it to see the fresh leaf scar. The bud was waiting within. In many trees species, buds will be next to the leaf scar.

Here’s another, on another Yellowwood.

Back tomorrow with more Yellowwood and the Downy Woodpecker drilling away at it…

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