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flowering plant

n.
A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm.

flow′ering plant′


n.
a plant that produces flowers, fruit, and seeds; angiosperm.
[1860–65]

flow·er·ing plant

(flou′ər-ĭng)
A plant that produces flowers and fruit; an angiosperm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovaryflowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
phanerogam, seed plant, spermatophyte - plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
Angiospermae, Anthophyta, class Angiospermae, division Anthophyta, division Magnoliophyta, Magnoliophyta - comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
angiocarp - tree bearing fruit enclosed in a shell or involucre or husk
dicot, dicotyledon, exogen, magnoliopsid - flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside
endogen, liliopsid, monocot, monocotyledon - a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
madderwort, rubiaceous plant - any of numerous trees or shrubs or vines of the family Rubiaceae
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Shearing stimulates growth of new, flower-bearing stems and diverts energy that otherwise would go into ripening seeds to new growth and blossoms.
Once used as a hedge, Bougainvillea is now a wild flower-bearing plant.
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Some 200 flower-bearing devotees rode on the pagoda of the Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia in the evening fluvial procession on the Naga River on Friday.
In fact, the real damage of this appalling summer may not be evident until next year when they could be a paucity of ripened, flower-bearing wood on ornamental shrubs and trees.
Within hours, up to 200,000 flower-bearing citizens were there - more than a third of Oslo's population.
EFFORT Prune early spring-flowering shrubs such as kerria, forsythia and spiraea by removing flower-bearing stems as the blooms fade.
Cut back the flower spike to just below the lowest flower so that the flower-bearing side shoots along the rest of the stem.
In May 2006, I recorded the exact lengths of, and number of flowers on, flower-bearing stems <1 m long on additional plants adjacent to my study plants and young plants.