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axillary bud - a lateral bud located in a leaf axil.  On a winter twig, the axillary bud is located above a leaf scar

Compare with: terminal bud

Twigs showing axillary buds of left: Acer saccharum (sugar maple) and right: Platanus occidentalis (sycamore)  hires  hires

Close-up of Acer saccharum (sugar maple) axillary bud to the right of the leaf scar  hires

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