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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Inoculation with all the strains caused increase in number of ray florets of flowers in treated plants as compared to the non-inoculated control treatment except the isolate Bacillus sp.
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. As a result, tubular florets are produced in place of the normal ray florets.
The showier outer ray florets contain only female parts.
Collerette dahlias have a single row of outer ray florets which form a disc.
The shape of the petals (called ray florets) determines the flower formation.
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.