flower head


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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.
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flower head

n
(Botany) an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem
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flow′er head`


n.
a dense cluster of small flowers in a single receptacle.
[1835–45]
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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.
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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.
Each flower head is a collection of small tubular flowers - a good source of pollen for bees - so you can include this plant in a wildlife-friendly plot.
It will rise elegantly to around 4ft with a dark crimson flower head. In my garden, bees nearly form a queue to get their tongues into these petals.
Try to gently straighten the drooping flower head as the flower and stem continue to float and the cut end of the stem remains under water for at least a half-hour.
They are green - I love green flowers - and there are several to each flower head. They are very attractive and visible, on 70 to 80cm stems.
This large and diverse plant family also includes the asters and the daisies, flowers which typically has a flower head. The sunflower symbolizes hope, as it depicts the appearance of the sun.
Since insects work from the outside to the center of the flower, these female florets are pollinated by bees carrying pollen from the previous flower head that the insect visited.
(1)--Cut the stem from the flower head with the clippers.
The flowers can then be air-dried in small bunches of 3 or 4 flower heads or a single large flower head held with rubber bands.
A 'flowering branch' was defined as any branch that had at least one flower head growing directly off it.
Wild carrot is easy to spot from the road because the white umbrella flower head stands out among the other plants.