Ligule

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1. Membranous or hairy appendage on the adaxial side of a grass leaf at the junction of the leaf and blade.

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An image of a hairy ligule found on bermudagrass.
Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program

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An image of a long ligule of creeping bentgass.
Source: Ohio State University Turfgrass Program