Coral Bells Morphology

Coral Bells are herbaceous shade perennials that grow as clumps of leaves arising from a central crown held at, or just below, the soil surface. The crown is a short central stem (a caudex) with leaves arranged on it in a congested spiral with 6 leaves arising from the stem for each complete turn of the spiral (a 1/6 phyllotaxy). Each node also contains a bud that will eventually form a new leaf, an inflorescence, or a short stolon that gives rise to an offset.

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Coral Bells Morphology