ray floret


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ray floret

any of the sterile marginal flowers radiating from the inflorescence in a composite flower such as the daisy.
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The achenes of the ray florets, which possess markedly incurved corky margins (Fig.
In the second mutation, which results in the tubular florets, the insertion of a "jumping gene" disrupts the ability of the plant to produce normal ray florets.
The outer, showier ray florets are fertile and are simply five petals that have all been fused together.
Collerette dahlias have a single row of outer ray florets which form a disc.
They are members of the Compositae or Sunflower family with a central head composed of many tubular florets surrounded by ray florets with showy, strap-like petals.