Smilacoideae are climbing shrubs with broad net-veined leaves and small dioecious flowers in umbels springing from the leaf-axils; the fruit is a berry.
The small yellow flowers are borne in compound umbels.
pedemontanum, 9 in., reddish-violet, very beautiful, the umbels nodding.
They flower in early spring, and all have a fine appearance when in bloom, on account of their large showy umbels of yellow flowers.
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.
From the primary floral axis a the secondary axes come off in a radiating or umbrella-like manner, and end in small umbels b, which are called partial umbels or umbellules.
- Compound umbel of Common Dill (Anethum graveolens), having a primary umbel a, and secondary umbels b, without either involucre or involucel.
Again, there may be a raceme of capitula, that is, a group of capitula disposed in a racemose manner, as in Petasites, a raceme of umbels, as in ivy, and so on, all the forms of inflorescence being indefinite in disposition.
Raceme of Umbels, Ivy.
In some species they are solitary, others in racemes or umbels, and some species have leafy bracts above the flowers.
umbels of small white flowers are often six inches across.
Plants also may have many secondary umbels produced at any node on the stem below the primary umbel.
Plants also may have many secondary umbels produced at any node on the stem below the primary umbels produced at any node on the stem below the primary umbel.
The large umbels of flowers produced by fennel in late summer are particularly attractive to hoverflies.
In summer dense umbels 10cm (4in) across of 50 or more lilac-pink flowers are produced.
The flat umbels are indispensable between all the spike shaped flowers in the garden.
They provide a lovely shade of bright yellow flowers in star-like loose umbels good for naturalizing and cutting, and are attractive to butterflies.
The tubular based flowers are bell, star or cup shaped which are borne in spherical umbels 1 - 10cm across.
Although native to the Old World, these white lacy umbels are a familiar sight in the United States and Canada.
In the same way we may have compound umbels, as in hemlock and most Umbelliferae (fig.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
The umbels of small white flowers are often six inches across.
Africa, with blue or white flowers in umbels on stems 18 inches to 4 feet high.
The largest is A. umbellatus giganteus, with high flower-spikes 3 to 4 feet, with umbels bearing from 150 to 200 flowers.
Among other kinds are A. dentata, a quick grower; and A. serrata, with prettily serrated leaves, and umbels of yellow blossoms.
A beautiful variety of it (lilacina) has delicate bluish flowers, retaining its fine deep green foliage at the time of flowering, and throwing up sturdy stems about 2 feet high, crowned by large flat umbels of well-shaped flowers.
Brodiaea Laxa - a very old garden plant, of which there are several varieties, not only varying in color, but in the size of the flowers and the umbels.
One of the best known is C. capense, 2 to 3 feet high, flowering late in summer, the large funnel-shaped pink blossoms in umbels of ten or fifteen blooms on a stout stem.
From a dense tuft of leaves E. umbellatum throws up numerous stems, 6 to 8 inches high, on which golden-yellow blooms, in umbels 4 inches or more across, form a neat and conspicuous tuft.
Common by some river-banks, and growing with water-side weeds in garden ponds and lakes, flowering in summer rose-red in bold umbels.
The flowers are white, and borne in umbels.
A. rubra (the Red Milk-weed) is a distinct tall-growing plant with long bright green foliage, and large umbels of purple-red flowers.
A. variegata (Variegated Milk-weed) has dense umbels of handsome white flowers with a reddish centre.
It grows 5 feet in height, with large leaves finely divided, of a fresh green color, and the flowers, which rise well above the foliage, are in umbels, and white.
European P. illyricum, 1 to 2 feet high, which bears in summer umbels of large white fragrant blossoms.
The flowers are large, orange-yellow, streaked with red, and umbels of from 10 to 15 blooms terminating the stems.
To the foregoing may be added: E. caruifolium, 6 to 10 inches high; flowers red, about 1/2 inch in diameter, and in umbels of nine or ten blossoms.
Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis) - M. odorata is a graceful native plant, with a peculiar but grateful odour and sweet-tasting stems, 2 to 3 feet high, with white flowers in early summer, in compound umbels.
To this form the terms trichasial and polychasial cyme have been applied; but these are now usually designated cymose umbels.
Cornuti (the common Milk-weed)-also known as A. syriaca-grows vigorously to a height of 4 feet, and bears umbels of deep purple fragrant flowers, of which bees seem to be fond.
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