flower stalk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flower stalk erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flower stalk (Bot) the peduncle of a plant, or the stem that supports the flower or fructification.
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Usage

In literature:

When the flower stalk has once started it grows rapidly, but after blossoming the plant dies.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
The male flowers have no stalks, and grow low down on the plant.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Pick the flowers before they are too much blown from the stalks, and dry them in the sun, but not when it is very hot.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Flowers on short stalks.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Our raspberries have prickles on their stalks, but the large, purple-flowering variety is smooth-stemmed.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
The flowers grow in a bunch on the side of the stalk near the top and are light brown in color.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
The honeysuckle, whose little stalks twinkled and shone that January night, has broken at each woody end into its crumbled flower.
"A Diary Without Dates" by Enid Bagnold
He half shut his eyes, plucked sharply at the stalk, and the flower remained in his hand.
"Devil Stories" by Various
Flower-stalk scaly 110, in =COMPOSITAE=, p. 122.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
Honey-stalks, name for clover-flowers, 212.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Hard-wooded flower stalks should receive special attention, or they will droop directly.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
The stalks and the leaves were silver and the flowers were gold.
"The New Gulliver and Other Stories" by Barry Pain
The air also was sultry, and the heads of the flowers drooped languidly on their stalks.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
Like a flower the wind bends on its graceful stalk, her face floated very softly against his own.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
Other flower-stalks are guided by gravitation for quite different purposes.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The leaves arise with the flower-stems from a thick joint at the extremity of the stalk.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The one objection to their culture is the habit of the flower-stalk starting into growth before the leaves start.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Two flowers grow on each stalk.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
The head is as exquisitely set as a flower on its stalk.
"Greek Sculpture" by Estelle M. Hurll
Every little girl's flower-bed showed nothing but dry stalks.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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In poetry:

In some lonely new-world bower
Hidden like a forest flower?
There, too, there, to fray the stranger
Stalks the wild-eyed savage, danger!
"The Home of Peace" by Charles Harpur
Their forms, their talents, and their talk,
Seem'd match'd by some angelic powers,
Ne'er grew upon a rose's stalk
A sweeter pair of social flowers.
"The Stag" by William Hayley
The Sun hangs low, a great, dim flower,
A bloom without stalk; and hour by hour
The sharp cries of birds and the shrieks of the slain
Are tearing the quiet with bright gashes of pain:
"The Ape" by Walter James Turner
Enough! There are gentlemen waiting to talk,
Whose words are to mine as the flower to the stalk.
Stand by your old mother whatever befall;
God bless all her children! Good night to you all!
"Semi-Centennial Celebration Of The New England Society" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ask me why this flower does show
So yellow-green, and sickly too?
Ask me why the stalk is weak
And bending, yet it doth not break?
I will answer,—these discover
What fainting hopes are in a lover.
"The Primrose" by Robert Herrick
'Twas a good little lady fairy,
Who saddled her wee white mouse,
And rode away to the village,
Long miles from her snug, wee house;
She tied her steed to a flower stalk airy,
And left him there--this most careless fairy!
"Pussy Cat's Doing" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

It presents layers of leaves whorled evenly around the stem with a flower stalk reaching out from the axil to present a single flower above the tip of the leaf.
Create some fun harvest displays using pumpkins, gourds, colorful flowers, purple kale, millet and corn stalks.
The little purple flowers sat at the top of a long woody stalk.
As I drove through town a week before the autumnal equinox, the striking ivory flower stalks of a mighty yucca were on every street.
It has beautiful light purple, round flower clusters on short stalks.
When a head comes into bloom , it rises several inches higher, with many clusters of little white flowers arrayed along the stalk.
When the flowering has finished, the elongated stalks can be pinched back to keep the plant compact, and new heads will sprout.
As the abundance of summer blooms fade, the seed and flower stalks add late-season glory to garden spaces and containers.
Timing is important to make the job easier: prune leaves before flower stalks elongate.
If you wait until the flower stalks are up, it will be difficult to separate one from the other and you'll invariably prune off some flowers as you cut the leaves off.
Normally we cut off the flower stalk as soon as the flowers are finished.
You would trace the flower stalk deep inside the yucca and cut it off, leaving as little stub as possible.
Rhubarb , that ruby-stalked rhizome that adds a tantalizing tartness to dishes both sweet and savory, is among the handful of spring produce that, just like the blossoming flowers and trees, seem to vanish in the blink of an eye.
Your typical sunflower ( Helianthus annuus ) is one huge flower on a towering stalk — not exactly vase material.
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