1. Bud or leaf arrangement (singly) along a stem at spiraled intervals. Alternate grazing. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]
  2. Borne singly at the nodes, as leaves on a stem or branches and an inflorescence; also, situated between organs of another kind, as stamens alternate with petals. [Source: Prairie Plants of the UW Arboretum – Cochrane, Elliot & Lipke]
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