They may be mere weeds like groundsels or ragworts, or climbers masquerading like ivy, or succulent and almost leafless, or they may be shrubs and even trees.
Amaryllidaceae) of bulbous plants with rather broad leaves and a solid leafless stem, bearing a cluster of handsome white or red funnel-shaped regular flowers.
High, which is usually leafless with a terminal branched inflorescence.
Dant; leafless forms being of frequent occurrence, which gives the vegetation a very remarkable aspect.
The rather small tubular yellow or red flowers are borne on simple or branched leafless stems, and are generally densely clustered.
This word, applied in the form of KaKros by the ancient Greeks to some prickly plant, was adopted by Linnaeus as the name of a group of curious succulent or fleshy-stemmed plants, most of them prickly and leafless, some of which produce beautiful flowers, and are now so popular in our gardens that the name has become familiar.
The stems are in most cases leafless, using the term in a popular sense; the leaves, if present at all, being generally reduced to minute scales.
POTATO (Solanum tuberosum), a well-known plant which owes its value to the peculiar habit of developing underground slender leafless shoots or branches which differ in character and office from the true roots, and gradually swelling at the free end produce the tubers (potatoes) which are the common vegetable food.
After ripening of the seed, the leafless flowering culms always die down.
From the great juicy, leafless, branchless stalk of the yucca, soap is prepared, and strong fibres useful in making paper, rope and fabrics.
In both Psilotum and Tmesipteris the functions of the root-system, which is completely absent, are performed by leafless rhizomes bearing absorbent hairs and inhabited by an endophytic fungus.
Tropical flora disappears, and in the semi-desert plains the fleshy, leafless, contorted species of kapsias, mesembryanthemums, aloes and other succulent plants make their appearance.
It is a common mode of propagating vines, the eyes being in this case cut from the ripened leafless wood.
Most of the hardy bulbs will do well enough in the border, care being taken not to disturb them while leafless and dormant.
A leafless and fantastic euphorbia, E.
Parasitic on the roots of the hazel is found the curious leafless Lathraea Squamaria or toothwort.