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Flower stalk  [ Botany ]

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Synonyms: Flower stem
     
  The main erect stem or stem-like structure that supports a flower or inflorescence and grow out from  a rosette of basal leaves (e.g. Yucca, Crassula and Haworthia) or directly from the ground..  
     
A flower stalk is a slender or elongated structure that supports plant flowers and grow out from  a rosette of basal leaves (e.g. Yucca, Crassula and Haworthia) or directly from the ground. The flower stalk or flower stem can bear leaf and bracts, while when it is leafless as in a tulip it is more properly called a scape.
The flower stalks of some Agaves are imposing structures that can grow at a rate of over 30 cm a day and can reach the eight of 7 meters.
Compare with: scape, pedicel, peduncle.
     

 

 

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