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The dots represent a whorl of stamens which has disappeared.
When the different members of each whorl are like in size and shape, the flower is said to be regular; while differences in the size and shape of the parts of a whorl make the flower irregular, as in the papilionaceous flower, represented in fig.
We have already alluded to the interposition of new members in a whorl.
Whorl Generally speaking a whorl Generally speaking a whorl is a circular or spiral feature, like a whorl of hair, or the spiral pattern in fingerprints.
A close-up of a whorl of flowers is shown on the right.Advertisement
In general shape they resemble palm trees, with a thick central stem and a whorl of huge leaves at the top.
Whorl Generally speaking a whorl is a circular or spiral feature, like a whorl of hair, or the spiral pattern in fingerprints.
Ledebours Fumitory (Corydalis Ledebouriana) - Distinct on account of its peculiar glaucous leaves, arranged in a whorl about half-way up the stem, 9 to 12 inches high.
Winter Aconite (Eranthis) - E. hyemalis is a pretty early plant with yellow flowers surrounded by a whorl of shining green.
As a rule, however, the number in a whorl is irregular.Advertisement
The same occurs in the verticillate arrangement, the leaves of each whorl rarely being super- posed on those of the whorl next it, but usually alterna ting so that each leaf in a whorl occupies the space be tween two leaves of the whorl next to it.
At the base of the general umbel in umbelliferous plants a whorl of bracts often exists, called a general involucre, and at the base of the smaller umbels or umbellules there is a similar leafy whorl called an involucel or partial involucre.