Definition of Ray flower

1. Noun. Small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower.

Exact synonyms: Ray Floret
Generic synonyms: Bloom, Blossom, Flower
Group relationships: Flower Head



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Literary usage of Ray flower

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to by William Hemsley Emory (1848)
"A ray flower less magnified. Figure 3. A disk flower. Figure 4. ... A ray flower. Figure 2. A disk flower. Figure 3. Two of the stamens. Figure 4. ..."

2. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri to San by William Hemsley Emory (1848)
"A ray flower less magnified. Figure 3. A disk flower. Figure 4. ... A ray flower. Figure 2. A disk flower. Figure 3. Two of the stamens. Figure 4. ..."

3. Gray's Lessons in Botany and Vegetable Physiology: Illustrated by Over 360 by Asa Gray (1877)
"Here the ray-flower consists merely of a strap- shaped corolla, raised on the small rudiment of an ovary ; it is therefore a neutral flower, like those of ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Hieracium, ray flower. 215. Composite (name having reference to the aggregation of the flowers into heads or false flowers, ie, composite flowers). ..."

5. Text-book of Western Botany: Consisting of Coulter's Manual of the Botany of by John Merle Coulter, Asa Gray (1885)
"Here the ray-flower consists merely of a strap- shaped corolla, raised on the small rudiment of an ovary ; it is therefore a neutral flower, like those of ..."

6. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1878)
"Here the ray-flower consists merely of a strap- shaped corolla, raised on the small rudiment of an ovary ; it is therefore a neutral flower, like those of ..."

7. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"3) ; or the upper epidermis of the ray flower (Fig. 4) ; or the under epidermis of the ray flower (Fig. 5) ; or the cross-section of the ray petal (Fig. ..."

8. Elements of Biology: A Practical Text-book Correlating Botany, Zoology, and by George William Hunter (1907)
"Section through composite head, showing u disk flower (a), a ray flower (c), and the involucre (cf). ... Determine what parts of the ray flower are missing. ..."

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