are often found at the base of a
flower, (or of a
an inflorescence, they may
form a cup around the flower (e.g. Asteraceae) or resemble a normal leaf,
or be reduced and scale-like in appearance, or large, brilliantly
coloured, similar to petals to
emphasize the flowers (e.g. Poinsetta Euphorbia pulcherrima).
Shoots and flowers may arise from a
axil, but a flower arises more often in the
axil of a bract.