The small greenish flowers are borne on branched panicles; and the male ones are characterized by having a disgusting odour.
In length; the panicles are contracted and dense, and the grains, which are enclosed in husks and.
In Europe it is raised less for bread than for mechanical purposes; the panicles are made into the so-called rice-brooms and into brushes.
Japonica, I to 12 ft., better known as Hoteia japonica or Spiraea japonica, thrives in peaty or sandy soil; its glossy tripinnate leaves, and feathery panicles of white flowers early in summer, are very attractive.
Cordata has heartshaped lobed leaves, and large panicles of small flesh-coloured flowers.
Cordifolium, 4 ft., has large cordate leaves, and heads of rich orange flowers in cymose panicles in July.
Flowers white in graceful panicles; flourishes in a mixture of sandy peat and loam.
Virginica, to I z ft., azure blue, shows flowers in drooping panicles in May and June.
Other distinct kinds are P. campanulatus, 12 ft., pale rose, of bushy habit; P. humilis, 9 in., bright blue; P. speciosus, cyananthus and Jaffrayanus, 2 to 3 ft., all bright blue; P. barbatus, 3 to 4 ft., scarlet, in long terminal panicles; P. Murrayanus, 6 ft., with scarlet flowers and connate leaves; and P. Palmeri, 3 to 4 ft., with large, wide-tubed, rose-coloured flowers.
P. coeruleum (Jacob's Ladder), 2 ft., has elegant pinnate leaves, and long panicles of blue rotate flowers.
Sclarea, 5 to 6 ft., is a very striking plant little more than a biennial, with branched panicles of bluish flowers issuing from rosy-coloured bracts; S.
Album, 3 to 5 ft., has whitish blossoms in dense panicles, I to 2 ft.
Chaixii, 4 to 5 ft., yellow, in large pyramidal panicles; V.
Formosum, 6 ft., golden yellow in dense panicles, are desirable species.
The leaves are large, ovate-oblong in shape, and the flowers, which are arranged in panicles, have a greenish colour and a rather disagreeable odour.
The flowers are in fascicles, appearing before the leaves as in the Norway maple, or in racemes or panicles appearing with, or later than, the leaves as in sycamore.
A Spikelets upon distinct pedicels and arranged in panicles or racemes.
Miscanthus and Erianthus, nearly allied to Saccharum, are tall reed-like grasses, with large silky flower-panicles, which are grown for ornament.
Long, and panicles of small flowers without petals.
The members of the genus are possessed of the following characters: - Bark often papyraceous; leaves deciduous, compound, alternate and imparipinnate, with leaflets serrate or entire; flowers in racemes or panicles, white, green, yellowish or pink, having a.
The loose panicles of male flowers, and the short spikes of female flowers, arise from the axils of the upper leaves.