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flower head

n.
1. A dense, compact cluster of small flowers that appear to be a single flower, as of a dandelion or clover.
2. A very dense grouping of flower buds, as in broccoli and cauliflower.

flower head

n
(Botany) an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem

flow′er head`


n.
a dense cluster of small flowers in a single receptacle.
[1835–45]

flower head

1. A dense cluster of short flowers that together look like part of a single flower, as in the daisy or dandelion.
2. A dense grouping of flower buds, as in broccoli and cauliflower.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flower head - a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
ray floret, ray flower - small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower
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He heard nothing but the swish of scythes, and saw before him Tit's upright figure mowing away, the crescent-shaped curve of the cut grass, the grass and flower heads slowly and rhythmically falling before the blade of his scythe, and ahead of him the end of the row, where would come the rest.
And the flower heads, when they do develop, persist well into autumn, adding to the show.
The unusual and often striking flower heads compliment the modern cottage garden.
If you want to collect seeds from a plant, remember not to deadhead it after flowering - or at least leave some of the flower heads to mature before removing.
Pot shot at earwigs Protect emerging dahlia and chrysanthemum flowers from earwig damage by putting an upturned plant pot filled with straw on a cane set between the flower heads.
A brain surgeon, in an audience I was speaking to recently, was fascinated to learn that the principle of dead heading is to prevent the plant putting its energy into trying to keep faded flower heads alive and instead it can put that energy into producing new, fresh blooms.
Lilac Beauty' is a very different variety with, as you might guess, lilac flower heads.
ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA THIS statuesque beauty is now unfurling its limbs and opening its dramatic flower heads.
It's deciduous so it will die back but you can leave the flower heads throughout winter.
Flower heads fade to buff and last all winter, Looking great when Little else is happening in the garden.
Remove flower heads when herbaceous plants finish blooming ?