ray flower

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Synonyms for ray flower

small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower

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Compass plant is described as having pistillate ray flowers, with attached
The large petals around the edge of a sunflower head are individual ray flowers which do not develop into seed.
Copper Ray Flowers is recovering in his late aunt's cottage after a brutal attack when he comes across evidence of an earlier occupant - a girl called Kitty who was accused of witchcraft during the English Civil War.
In contrast, ray flowers radiate out from the disc florets and in many species are present on the margin of a head flower.
Disciform: A capitulum with at least two types of tubular disk flowers (for example: hermaphroditic and female) but lacking ray flowers (Bremer, 1994).
The sunflower head contains two types of flowers: the ray flowers and the disk flowers.