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The outer floral envelope (where there are two), composed of separate or connate sepals.
Growing in fields.
A dense head of flowers.
A dry dehiscent seed-vessel.
One of the rolled-up leaves forming the gynaecium or pistil, whether separate or combined.
Tough and hard.
Belonging to or produced from the stem.
Applied to those forms of inflorescence whose terminal or central flowers expand first.
Flowering from the base or circumference towards the centre or tip.
Chryso, in compounds, signifies golden yellow.
Having marginal hairs.
Rolled up, like the young fronds of many Ferns.
The narrowed stalk-like portion of a petal, as in most Cruciferae.
Scarlet or carmine tinged with yellow.
Furnished with hairs at the end, as some seeds.
Of several parts, as a paniculate inflorescence or pinnate leaf.
Parts of the same whorl grown together, as sepals.
The rib or part between the anther-cells.
In aestivation, when one edge of a petal or sepal is covered and the other free or exposed; twisted.
In aestivation or vernation,.
when one part is rolled up within another.
Heart shaped in outline.
Leathery in texture.
A fleshy solid underground bulb-like stem.
The second floral whorl of a complete flower between the calyx and stamens, whose separate parts are termed petals.
A raceme, having the pedicels gradually shorter towards the top or centre.
Thick and fleshy.
Having rounded teeth.
Furnished with tufts of hairs.
Having a rigid hard point.
An irregular umbellate inflorescence, as in Laurustinus.
Covered with a greyish-white powder.