"Bambusa arundinacea, an Indian bamboo. 1, Leafy shoot. 2, Branch of inflorescence. 3, Spikelet. 4, Flower." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bamboo

"Bambusa arundinacea, an Indian bamboo. 1, Leafy shoot. 2, Branch of inflorescence. 3, Spikelet. 4,…

"Inflorescence and flowers of the burdock (Arctium minus). a, Inflorescences; b, longitudinal section of the same; c, bud of individual flower; d, mature flower; sty, stigma; stig, style; a, ring of syngenesius anthers; c, corolla; p, pappus (calyx); ov, ovary; e, mature seed." -Gager, 1916

Lesser Burdock

"Inflorescence and flowers of the burdock (Arctium minus). a, Inflorescences; b, longitudinal section…

An illustration of the inflorescence of the carrot plant. An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches. Strictly, it is the part of the shoot of seed plants where flowers are formed and which is accordingly modified.

Carrot Flower

An illustration of the inflorescence of the carrot plant. An inflorescence is a group or cluster of…

A spike of unisexual flowers with no petals.

Staminate Catkins

A spike of unisexual flowers with no petals.

"Compound cyme of mouse-ear chickweed. t, the terminal (oldest) flower." -Bergen, 1896

Mouse-Ear Chickweed

"Compound cyme of mouse-ear chickweed. t, the terminal (oldest) flower." -Bergen, 1896

An illustration of a portion of cocoanut palm's young spathe with enclosed inflorescence.

Cocoanut Palm

An illustration of a portion of cocoanut palm's young spathe with enclosed inflorescence.

An illustration of the inflorescence of the cornflower. Centaurea cyanus ('Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Basket flower, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower, Hurtsickle) is a small annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe.

Inflorescence of a Cornflower

An illustration of the inflorescence of the cornflower. Centaurea cyanus ('Cornflower, Bachelor's button,…

"Cyme, in Botany, a common form of Centrifugal inflorescence, in which the rachis or floral axis disappears by separating into irregular branches, and these are short and corymbose." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Cyme

"Cyme, in Botany, a common form of Centrifugal inflorescence, in which the rachis or floral axis disappears…

"Branch with Inflorescence of Elder (Sambucus Canadensis). (a), part of the inflorescence; (b), fruits." -Whitney, 1911

American Elderberry

"Branch with Inflorescence of Elder (Sambucus Canadensis). (a), part of the inflorescence; (b), fruits."…

"The inflorescence of Maryland Figwort (Scrophularia Marylandica). a, the flower; b, the fruit; c, a seed; d, a leaf." -Whitney, 1911

Maryland Figwort

"The inflorescence of Maryland Figwort (Scrophularia Marylandica). a, the flower; b, the fruit; c, a…

The flowers of furcraea curensis are a greenish color. There are twenty five to thirty bright green leaves forming a rosette.

Inflorescene, with Bulbis, of Furcraea Curensis

The flowers of furcraea curensis are a greenish color. There are twenty five to thirty bright green…

Hedge Garlic (Sisymbrium Allaria). A, Inflorescence and Cauline Leaves.  B, Radical Leaf and Root.

Hedge Garlic

Hedge Garlic (Sisymbrium Allaria). A, Inflorescence and Cauline Leaves. B, Radical Leaf and Root.

"Part of the inflorescence of Heliconia angustifolia; a, stamens and pistil, the surrounding parts being removed." -Lindley, 1853

Heliconia

"Part of the inflorescence of Heliconia angustifolia; a, stamens and pistil, the surrounding parts being…

"Male (A) and Female (B) Inflorescence of the Hop." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hop

"Male (A) and Female (B) Inflorescence of the Hop." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Fruit of Hop." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Hop

"Fruit of Hop." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

The common name of iberis umbellata is the common candytuft. The flowers are usually purple. The flowers bloom in spring and summer. The plant grows between six and twelve inches tall.

Habit and Detached Inflorescence of Iberis Umbellata

The common name of iberis umbellata is the common candytuft. The flowers are usually purple. The flowers…

This variety has deep vinous red stems, leafstalks, and principal veins. The leaves are green blotched with gold.

Habit and Detached Portion of Inflorescence with Leaf of Iresine Herbstii Auero-Reticulata

This variety has deep vinous red stems, leafstalks, and principal veins. The leaves are green blotched…

Iris versicolor flowers are redish purple. The flowers grow in clusters. This variety is common in North America.

Habit and Detached Portion of Inflorescence of Iris Versicolor

Iris versicolor flowers are redish purple. The flowers grow in clusters. This variety is common in North…

The flowers of koelreuteria paniculata are yellow. There are many flowers on each branch. The leaves are deeply toothed.

Leaf and Portion of Inflorescence of Koelreuteria Paniculata

The flowers of koelreuteria paniculata are yellow. There are many flowers on each branch. The leaves…

Libertia formosa flowers are white. The leaves are linear and sword shaped. The stem is sixteen inches high.

Habit and Portion of Detached Inflorescence of Libertia Formosa

Libertia formosa flowers are white. The leaves are linear and sword shaped. The stem is sixteen inches…

Lilium davuricum is a variety of lily. The flowers are scarlet. The stem is between two and three feet high.

Habit and Detached Inflorescence of Lilium Davuricum

Lilium davuricum is a variety of lily. The flowers are scarlet. The stem is between two and three feet…

Pictured are a portion of the inflorescence, a detached flower, and a leaf of linaria triornithophora. The flowers are purple with a yellow palate. The flowers bloom June to September.

Linaria Triornithophora

Pictured are a portion of the inflorescence, a detached flower, and a leaf of linaria triornithophora.…

The common name of linum is flax. The grandiflorum variety has large, rose colored flowers. The plant grows between six and twelve inches tall.

Habit and Detached Portion of Inflorescence of Linum Grandiflorum

The common name of linum is flax. The grandiflorum variety has large, rose colored flowers. The plant…

Lychnis alpina flowers are pink and grow in close, compact heads. The petals are very narrow. The flowers bloom in spring and summer.

Habit and Detached Portion of Inflorescence of Lychnis Alpina

Lychnis alpina flowers are pink and grow in close, compact heads. The petals are very narrow. The flowers…

Martynia proboscidea flowers have a yellowish white tube that is variegated with green, yellow, and violet spots and lines. The limb is wide and pale violet marked with yellow and violet dots and lines.

Habit and Detached Portion of Inflorescence of Martynia Proboscidea

Martynia proboscidea flowers have a yellowish white tube that is variegated with green, yellow, and…

The flowers of melia azedarach are fragrant and lilac colored. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Portion of Inflorescence of Melia Azedarach

The flowers of melia azedarach are fragrant and lilac colored. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Mesembryanthemum mutabile flowers are reddish and grow alone on short stems. The flowers bloom July to September.

Leafy Shoot and Inflorescence of Mesembryanthemum Mutabile

Mesembryanthemum mutabile flowers are reddish and grow alone on short stems. The flowers bloom July…

The flowers of moraea iridoides resemble the iris. The flowers are white with yellow or brown spots. The flowers bloom in July.

Inflorescence and Flower of Moraea Irioides

The flowers of moraea iridoides resemble the iris. The flowers are white with yellow or brown spots.…

The flowers are moringa aptera are pale yellow. The leaves are one foot or more in length. The entire plant grows between fifteen and twenty feet tall.

Portion of Inflorescence of Moringa Aptera

The flowers are moringa aptera are pale yellow. The leaves are one foot or more in length. The entire…

The common name of narcissus tazetta is polyanthus narcissus. The flowers are fragrant and about one inch across when expanded. The flowers bloom in March.

Inflorescence and Portion of Leaf of Narcissus Tazetta

The common name of narcissus tazetta is polyanthus narcissus. The flowers are fragrant and about one…

Pictured are the habit, detached portion of inflorescence, and pitcher of the phyllamphora variety of the pitcher plant. The leaves are large, oblong, and bright green. The pitchers are the same colors as the leaves and are five to ten inches long.

Nepenthes Phyllamphora

Pictured are the habit, detached portion of inflorescence, and pitcher of the phyllamphora variety of…

Nerine undulata flowers are flesh colored with wavy outlines. The scape is one foot high and has many flowers.

Inflorescence of Nerine Undulata

Nerine undulata flowers are flesh colored with wavy outlines. The scape is one foot high and has many…

Common tobacco is the common name of nicotiana tabacum. The flowers are rose colored and downy on the outside. The flowers bloom in the summer.

Portion of Inflorescence of Nicotiana Tabacum

Common tobacco is the common name of nicotiana tabacum. The flowers are rose colored and downy on the…

Star of Bethlehem is the common name of ornithogalum. The thyrsoides variety has yellow flowers that bloom in June. There are five to six leaves.

Leaves and Inflorescence of Ornithogalum Thyrsoides

Star of Bethlehem is the common name of ornithogalum. The thyrsoides variety has yellow flowers that…

Palafoxia hookeriana flowers are freely produced in loose clusters. The stems are very bushy and about two feet high. The flowers are rosy pink.

Palafoxia Hookeriana

Palafoxia hookeriana flowers are freely produced in loose clusters. The stems are very bushy and about…

"Inflorescence of Chamaerops humilis, in its spathe; 2. a portion of the same, with the fruit ripening; 3. a male flower; 4. a female flower; 5. a ripe fruit; 6. a section of another variety, showing the seed; 7. a seed with a portion of the surface cut away, to display the embryo." -Lindley, 1853

Fan Palm

"Inflorescence of Chamaerops humilis, in its spathe; 2. a portion of the same, with the fruit ripening;…

Pardanthus chinensis flowers are nearly two inches across and are orange colored spotted with purple-brown. The stem is erect and leafy.

Inflorescence and Leaf of Pardanthus Chinensis

Pardanthus chinensis flowers are nearly two inches across and are orange colored spotted with purple-brown.…

The common names of passiflora are passion flower and passion fruit. The racemosa variety has deep red or scarlet flowers. The flowers bloom March to October.

Leaf and Inflorescence of Passiflora Racemosa

The common names of passiflora are passion flower and passion fruit. The racemosa variety has deep red…

The two upper petals of pelargonium tricolor flowers are very dark red and the three lower petals are white. Each stem is one to three flowered. The stem is shrubby, short, and branching.

Inflorescence and Leaf of Pelargonium Tricolor

The two upper petals of pelargonium tricolor flowers are very dark red and the three lower petals are…

The common name of pelargonium zonale is horseshoe geranium. Sometimes the seedlings only develop proliferous flowers.

Abnormal Proliferous Inflorescence of Pelargonium Zonale

The common name of pelargonium zonale is horseshoe geranium. Sometimes the seedlings only develop proliferous…

The flowers of phlox drummondii are red, varying to rose, purple or white, with a darker eye. The flowers appear in August.

Inflorescence of Phlox Drummondii

The flowers of phlox drummondii are red, varying to rose, purple or white, with a darker eye. The flowers…

Phlox paniculata flowers are pink-purple, varying to white. The flowers bloom in August. The plant is erect, smooth, rough, or hairy.

Inflorescence of Phlox Paniculata

Phlox paniculata flowers are pink-purple, varying to white. The flowers bloom in August. The plant is…

Japan Medlar, Japan Quince, and Loquat are the common names of photinia japonica. The fruit is the size of a small apple and a pale, orange-red color. The plant grows between ten and twenty feet tall.

Inflorescence and Single Fruit of Photinia Japonica

Japan Medlar, Japan Quince, and Loquat are the common names of photinia japonica. The fruit is the size…

The common names of phytolacca decandra are Virginian poke weed, pigeon-berry and red-ink plant. The flowers are white. In the autumn dark purple berries appear that are filled with crimson juice. The roots are large, fleshy, and poisonous.

Racemose Inflorescence of Phytolacca Decandra

The common names of phytolacca decandra are Virginian poke weed, pigeon-berry and red-ink plant. The…

An illustration of a inflorescence of a potato plant.

Inflorescence of Potato Plant

An illustration of a inflorescence of a potato plant.

"Upper part of stem with the inflorescence of Samphire (Crithmum maritimum). (a), a flower; (b), the fruit; (c), transverse section of one of the fruitlets." -Whitney, 1911

Rock Samphire

"Upper part of stem with the inflorescence of Samphire (Crithmum maritimum). (a), a flower; (b), the…

A perennial, herbaceous flowering plant native to eastern North America from Nova Scotia, Canada southward to Florida, United States.

Flowering Sanguinaria

A perennial, herbaceous flowering plant native to eastern North America from Nova Scotia, Canada southward…

"Inflorescence, flower, and seed, of a sedge. (Great Bulrush, Scirpus lacustris.) A, magnified flower, surrounded by perianth of hypogynous bristles; B, the seed; C, section of the seed, showing the small embryo enclosed in the base of the endosperm." -Bergen, 1896

Sedge

"Inflorescence, flower, and seed, of a sedge. (Great Bulrush, Scirpus lacustris.) A, magnified flower,…

3, The Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) and 4, the Fringed Sedge (Carex crinita).

Fox Sedge and Fringed Sedge

3, The Fox Sedge (Carex vulpinoidea) and 4, the Fringed Sedge (Carex crinita).

"Self-heal. (Prunella vulgaris). The upper part of the stem with flowers. a, the calyx; b, the corolla; c, a leaf; d, a bract from the inflorescence." -Whitney, 1911

Self-Heal

"Self-heal. (Prunella vulgaris). The upper part of the stem with flowers. a, the calyx; b, the corolla;…

"Toad-flax (Linaria vulgaris). Inflorescence, showing normal (spurred) flowers, and several abnormal flowers without spurs." -Gager, 1916

Common Toadflax

"Toad-flax (Linaria vulgaris). Inflorescence, showing normal (spurred) flowers, and several abnormal…

Valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers. The flowers are in bloom in the northern hemisphere from June to September. Valerian was used as a perfume in the sixteenth century.

Valerian Inflorescence

Valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers.…

An illustration of vine foliage and inflorescence. An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.

Vine

An illustration of vine foliage and inflorescence. An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers…