Leaf Shape: Awl-shaped
Tapering to slender stiff point; Short stiff margins narrowing to a point,
often sharp and found on many Juniper
spp. and some Chamaecyparis
In many Junipers there are two types of foliage that are discussed--juvenile
and mature. In many cases the juvenile foliage is awl-shaped while
the mature is more scaly.
Botanical Terminology > Leaf
Shape > Awl-shaped
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