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Alabama Leather Flower Diagram

This illustration, by Auburn University master's student Jarel Bartig, diagrams the structure of a single stem and the parts of the clumping Alabama leather flower. The main illustration shows the root-producing rhizome at the bottom, the two different types of leaves, and the single flower at the top. A cross-section of the flower is located in the lower left-hand corner, and a cluster of seedpods, or achenes, is located in the lower right-hand corner.
Courtesy of Robert S. Boyd