- a flowering or blossoming.
- the arrangement of flowers on the axis.
- the flowering part of a plant.
- a flower cluster.
- flowers collectively.
Origin of inflorescence
Related Words for inflorescencebloom, blossom, vine, perennial, herb, efflorescence, spike, floret, posy, bud, floweret, inflorescence, shoot, head, annual, cluster, spray, pompon
Examples from the Web for inflorescence
Historical Examples of inflorescence
From a portion of a barley crop the inflorescence was removed as soon as it appeared.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
This form of inflorescence is known technically as a “raceme.”Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
Inflorescence is an open or contracted or spiciform panicle.
Cattle eat it when young, but avoid it when the inflorescence is mature.
The front side of a flower, remote from the axis of inflorescence.Michigan Trees
Charles Herbert Otis
- the part of a plant that consists of the flower-bearing stalks
- the arrangement of the flowers on the stalks
- the process of flowering; blossoming
Word Origin for inflorescence
- A group of flowers growing from a common stem, often in a characteristic arrangement. Also called flower cluster