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A bract is a type of leaf that is associated with a flower or a group of flowers. Bracts are different from normal leaves in their size, shape, color or texture. Some bracts are colorful and attract pollinators, while others protect the flowers or help in seed dispersal. Bracts can be found at the base of a flower, along a flower stalk, or around a cone scale. Examples of plants with bracts are poinsettias, dogwoods, grasses and conifers.

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