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  • s  in the shape of a coil
  • s  forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)

  • Why spend money and energy to save, say, the frostweed or the small whorled pogonia? Medical benefits alone, says Thibodeau, could justify the center's efforts: "Well over a .
  • Its whorled endpapers are the work of Niebelungian trolls who never see the sun.
  • In the beginning was the whirred, whorled prose of James Joyce; now a group of unknowns have transformed Finnegans Wake into a movie.
News & Articles

  • Two Tennessee Flowers Could Be Endangered
    (Nashville, TN) Two wildflowers in Tennessee could be placed on the endangered species list. The Short’s Bladderpod and the Whorled...
    Aug. 6, 2013 - WREG-TV Memphis
  • Two Tennessee wildflowers could be put on endangered list
    The whorled sunflower could be declared endangered species. / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The Short's bladderpod could be declared endangered species.
    Aug. 5, 2013 - Ashland City Times
  • Agency seeks comment on proposed endangered plants
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a proposal to list two Tennessee plants as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. They are the Short's bladderpod and whorled sunflower.
    Aug. 5, 2013 - WSMV Nashville

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