The rather small tubular yellow or red flowers are borne on simple or branched leafless stems, and are generally densely clustered.
From the great juicy, leafless, branchless stalk of the yucca, soap is prepared, and strong fibres useful in making paper, rope and fabrics.
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.
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.
It is a hardy deciduous shrub, native of North America, which bears a profusion of rich yellow flowers in autumn and winter when the plant is leafless.
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.
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.
Contents Winter Clouded with snow The bleak winds blow, And shrill on leafless bough The robin with its burning breast Alone sings now.
The small horsetail that looks like a soft baby pine tree is preferred over the rigid, leafless kind.
These are aquatic plants with thick fleshy rootstocks or tubers embedded in the mud, and throwing up to the surface circular shield-like leaves, and leafless flower-stalks, each terminated by a single flower, often of great beauty, and consisting of four or five sepals, and numerous petals gradually passing into the very numerous stamens without any definite line of demarcation between them.
The dodder is a genus (Cuscuta) of leafless parasites with slender thread-like twining stems. The flowers stand singly in the leaf-axils or form few or many flowered cymose inflorescences; the flowers are sometimes crowded into small heads.
Plants nearly allied to the following, but the stems of Asphodelus are leafless, while in Asphodeline the leaves are produced on erect stems.
Weigelas make large bushes, 6 to 10 feet high and as much in diameter, and their graceful drooping branches are ornamental, even when leafless in winter.
Carmichaeliae is much like some of the Brooms, hence its name, the leafless, graceful shoots studded late in June with small bright rosy flowers in clusters towards the point.
Rose Selection Acicularis) - A beautiful Wild Rose, which when leafless might well be mistaken for the Japan Rose, it is so armed with the sharpest needlepointed spines, and it has the same stout, vigorous, bushy habit of growth as rugosa.
All these plants resemble to a certain extent the Equisetums, and though they are leafless, or nearly so, the bright green color of the bark makes them conspicuous at all seasons.
Anthyllis Erinacea - a singular-looking, much-branched, tufty, spiny, almost leafless shrub, about 1 foot high, with purplish flowers.
It is thin-growing, 8 or 10 feet high, and its Rush-like shoots have so few leaves as to appear leafless.
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.
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