Some articles on chaffy scales:
... Chaffy scales on the receptacles of many Asteraceae ... Chaffy scales on the stipe of many ferns ... paleate bearing paleae or chaffy scales, as in description of the receptacle of a capitulum of a plant in the Asteraceae ...
Famous quotes containing the words scales and/or chaffy:
Tipped the scales but now is shadowed, invisible,
Though mysteriously present, around somewhere.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“They were evidently small men, all wind and quibbles, flinging out their chaffy grain to us with far less interest than a farm- wife feels as she scatters corn to her fowls.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)