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Word up! K is for Keel: Sow and So garden glossary

K is for Keel

Keel

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Of leguminous flowers (for example Lupin, Wisteria, Laburnum), the two bottom petals are fused together at the apex (remaining free at the base), forming a boat-like structure called the keel.
Lupin flower indicating keel
Lupin flower, indicating the keel
Diagram of Wisteria flower courtesy of David Richfield
Diagram of Wisteria flower courtesy of David Richfield
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