Some articles on stems, stem:

Liatris Cymosa
... or sometimes elongated corms, that produce stems 20 to 75 centimeters tall ... The upright growing stems have apressed hairs that point in the same direction ... are gradually reduced in size as they ascend the stem or abruptly reduced halfway up the stem ...
Selaginella Selaginoides - Description
... Its perennial sterile stems are short, slender and irregularly branched reaching up to 15 cm in length ... They are more robust than the sterile stems and stand erect ... Their leaves are slightly longer than those of the sterile stems and are spirally arranged around the stem, pointing upwards ...
Liatris Compacta - Description
... It grows from rounded corms, that produce hairless stems 22 to 50 centimeters tall ... The heads have large leaf-like bracts under them the stems attaching the heads to the main stem are 3 to 25 millimeters long ... leaves are gradually reduced in size as they ascend near the tops of the stems ...
Salvia Ringens
... The leaves are dark green with a grayish cast, with petioles and stems that stand out with a wine color ... From summer through autumn the plant produces tall (2 foot) flowering stems with two to four flowers at the top, in widely spaced whorls ... There are only a few stems at any given time ...
Silphium Perfoliatum - Disease and Herbivory
... Eggs of the Gall wasp are deposited within the stems of this plant ... Consequently, the developing larvae feed within the stems ... perfoliatum and drink the water collected by the “cups” on the stems ...

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