The leaves are little evergreen scales, which overlap, and being closely pressed to the branchlet, completely clothe and hide it.
The cones are very small, about a half inch in length, growing singly from the lower side of the branchlet.
The angle at which the bud stands out from the branchlet is of some taxonomic value.
It is a foot long, smooth and glossy, terminating at the base (o) in a "ring" and at a short stub or branchlet.
The length of the branchlet is much influenced by different soils and climates.
The little, tender balls which you found near the young bud at the end of the branchlet is a new cone just started this year.
Probably, though, in this instance he included every branch and branchlet that led the water amongst the cultivated lands.
The fungus of the Poppy is very much more branched than that of the Potato, and every minute branchlet carries a spore.
Each branch and branchlet is terminated by a lengthening raceme of flowers.
Nothing stirred; each leaf hung motionless from its branchlet as they passed.