Glossary in Color: Gland
Fort Bragg, CA
Gland: a hair with a small spherical knob of sticky secreting tissue,
hence glandular. Glands can be found on
branchlets, leaves and parts of the flower and are an important diagnostic tool in identifying species.
(From The Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Species, Peter A. Cox & Kenneth N.E. Cox).
Pictured is Rhododendron auriculatum.
Photo by Eleanor Philp