Sunday, October 11, 2009


Last Year's Leaves

Asa Gray, Elements of Botany (New York: G. & C. Carvill & Co., 1836), p. 381:
Marcescent; withering without falling off; as the flowers of Hemerocallis, the leaves of Beech and Hornbeam.
John Betjeman, first line of Loneliness:
The last year's leaves are on the beech.
Related post: Marcescence.

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