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William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899. See: Flower bone, Flower dental index.
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Fig. 161 Flower . A vertical section of a typical flower.


the sexual reproductive structure of ANGIOSPERMS, consisting usually of four types of organs: SEPALS, PETALS, STAMENS and one or more CARPELS. See Fig. 161 . Some plants have unisexual flowers. When these are found on the same plant, the plant is described as MONOECIOUS; when on different plants, the plants are called DIOECIOUS. Many plants produce their flowers in clusters called INFLORESCENCES.
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Flowering in plants occurs after a vegetative growth and covers the transition of the shoot apical meristem into inflorescence meristem.
Using the tomato plant as their model, Lippman and CSHL co-authors, Cora MacAlister, Soon Ju Park and Ke Jiang, show that loss of control of the timing of flowering, such that the flowering program turns on too fast, results in production of only a single flower on each branch, rather than the usual 7 to 10.
Apart from the magnitude, duration of flowering also appeared equally important since more than 70% pods per plant are originated from the first 10 days of flowering in determinate type and 15 days in indeterminate type of soybean (Yoshida et al., 1983).
A truly architectural plant flowering now is wild angelica, Angelica sylvestris, growing over 2m high with large umbels of white flowers.
Plant late flowering Clematis viticella varieties to scramble through spring and summer-flowering shrubs such as phila-delphus and syringa.
Flowering Quilts: 16 Charming Folk Art Projects To Decorate Your Home by quilting expert Kim Schaefer is an beautifully presented and "user-friendly" needlecraft guide to making sixteen artistic quilting projects.
The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre has come up with a list of the hottest and most unusual summer flowering bulbs which are great as cut flowers too.
Background information on the uses of cut flowers, the different types of permanent flowers, and commonly used flowering plants for cut flowers is provided in this chapter.
Scientists have crowned the "speediest flowering plant" on Earth.
Only 13% of the 2,000 men and women interviewed for the survey, for the National Farmers' Union as the Chelsea Flower Show begins, were lucky enough to get a bunch of flowers or a flowering pot plant even once a year.
They used to be known as montbretia, and these summer - flowering bulbs produce spikes of vivid yellow, orange or red flowerlets whose petals curve backwards.