cleistogamous seed develops within the leaf sheaths at the bases of plants in early summer and matures by late summer.
Fertile cleistogamous flowers often produced after the normal ones on short, prostrate to erect peduncles.
Downy brome is cleistogamous and self-fertile, with no evident out-crossing.
It is cleistogamous and selffertile, with no evident outcrossing.
cleistogamous in Science
(klī-stŏg'ə-məs) Of or relating to a flower that does not open and is self-pollinated in the bud. The fertile flowers of the violet are inconspicuous and cleistogamous, while the plant's more familiar showy flowers are usually infertile.