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Gardening Dictionary, Botanical Terminology


Bract

A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.
Bract  Identifier Bract

A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.

A leaf, usually small and scaly, growing at the base of a flower.

A modified leaf growing just below a flower or flower stalk. Bracts are generally small and inconspicuous, but some are showy and petallike, as the brightly colored bracts of bougainvillaea or the white or pink bracts of flowering dogwoods.
Bracteoles

Bracteoles are special bracts associated directly with the flowers. It is the bract that protects the early floral bud, and each flower has one or more bracteoles, but each bracteole is associated with only one flower.

A small bract-like structure borne singly or in pairs on the pedicel or calyx of a flower.


Pages with bract in the Description:

  Red Shrimp Plant   Acanthaceae
  Acanthus, Bear's   Acanthaceae
  Acanthus, Bear's   Acanthaceae
  Chives   Alliaceae
  Dropwort   Apiaceae
  Anthurium   Araceae
  Split Leaf Philo   Araceae
  Tickseed Flower   Asteraceae
  Dandelion   Asteraceae
  Mayweed Chamomil   Asteraceae
  Common Sow Thist   Asteraceae
  Tickseed Flower   Asteraceae
  New England Aste   Asteraceae
  Tall Ironweed   Asteraceae
  White Birch Tree   Betulaceae
  Yellow Pitahaya,   Cactaceae
  Yellow Pitahaya,   Cactaceae
  Black Twinberry   Caprifoliaceae
  Deptford Pink   Caryophyllaceae
  Deptford Pink   Caryophyllaceae
  Asiatic Dayflowe   Commelinaceae
  High John the Co   Convolvulaceae
  Hedge Bindweed   Convolvulaceae
  Flowering Dogwoo   Cornaceae
  Kousa Dogwood   Cornaceae
  Fuller's Teasel,   Dipsacaceae
  Crown of Thorns   Euphorbiaceae
  Leafy Spurge - E   Euphorbiaceae
  Poinsettia   Euphorbiaceae
  Wax Currant   Grossulariaceae
  Bigleaf Hydrange   Hydrangeaceae
  Bigleaf Hydrange   Hydrangeaceae
  Blue Eyed Grass   Iridaceae
  Gladiolus   Iridaceae
  Gladiolus   Iridaceae
  Blue Eyed Grass   Iridaceae
  Spotted Bee Balm   Lamiaceae
  Lambs Ears Plant   Lamiaceae
  Perennial Sage (   Lamiaceae
  Field Garlic   Liliaceae
  Colorado Four O'   Nyctaginaceae
  Bougainvillea x   Nyctaginaceae
  Bougainvillea   Nyctaginaceae
  Yellow Pond Lily   Nymphaeaceae
  Sweet Grass   Poaceae
  Pickerel Weed   Pontederiaceae
  Moth Mullein   Scrophulariaceae
  Tobacco   Solanaceae
  Bird of Paradise   Strelitziaceae
  Violets   Violaceae
  Red Ginger Plant   Zingiberaceae
  Ginger   Zingiberaceae
  Zedoary   Zingiberaceae


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