ray floret

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ray floret

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ray flower

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(Plants) any of the small strap-shaped flowers in the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy. Compare disc floret
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Noun1.ray floret - small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flowerray floret - small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
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
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2 mm long, the appendages ovate; style branches ca 1 mm long, the apices subulate; achenes dimorphic; those from the ray flowers obovate, ca.
Now, after 60 years of happy marriage, Rita and Ray Flowers are still going strong as they toast their diamond wedding anniversary.
Disk flowers are in the center of the head and develop into the seed, whereas ray flowers are colorful to attract insects.
While all asters appear to have a single flower, each is actually a composite head of many separate disk and/or ray flowers, or florets.
Ray Flowers comes up with the brilliant idea of combining nursing homes and churches ("nurches"), places where old people could be cared for by church members on shifts and meetings could be held as well.