ray floret

ray flower

noun Botany.
one of the marginal florets surrounding the disk of tubular florets in the flower heads of certain composite plants, as the daisy.
Also called ray floret.


Origin:
1850–55

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ray floret or ray flower
 
n
Compare disc floret any of the small strap-shaped flowers in the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy
 
ray flower or ray flower
 
n

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ray flower  
One of the narrow flowers, resembling single petals, that surround the central disk in the capitulum or flower cluster of a plant of the composite family (Asteraceae or Compositae), such as the daisy or sunflower. Rays are often male flowers with sterile stamens. Also called ray, ray floret. See illustration at disk flower.
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