Glossary

awn a slender bristle-like terminal part, i.e. grass flowers

bract scale or leaf-like upper leaf surrounding a flower or inflorescence, or from whose axil the flowers arise.

cordate heart-shaped, with the point at the tip

labiate having lips, or lip like parts, i.e. nettle flowers

linear very narrow, as a straight line

ovate egg-shaped

palmate, digitate branched or lobed like the fingers of a hand

pinnate in two opposite rows along a common axis

rosette an arrangement of leaves, usually at the base of the stem

sagittate arrow head-shaped

sessile stalkless

spathe a sheath enclosing a flower branch

syn. synonym

umbel umbrella-shaped inflorescence, with flower stalks all arising from the same point