Some articles on flower, flower spikes, flower spike, flowers, spikes:
... After fire, plants take around three years to flower significantly, but are flowering well by five years afterwards ... The flower spikes of Banksia paludosa are unable to self-pollinate and require pollinators to set seed ... stuartii) a frequent visitor to flower spikes ...
... leaves are linear and the yellow inflorescences (flower spikes) occur from late summer to early winter ... The flower spikes fade to brown and then grey and develop woody follicles bearing the winged seeds ... Many species of bird, in particular honeyeaters, forage at the flower spikes, as do native and European honeybees ...
... The character most commonly associated with Banksia is the flower spike, an elongated inflorescence consisting of a woody axis covered in tightly-packed pairs of flowers attached at right angles ... A single flower spike generally contains hundreds or even thousands of flowers the most recorded is around 6000 on inflorescences of B ... Not all Banksia have an elongate flower spike, however the members of the small Isostylis complex have long been recognised as Banksias in which the flower spike has ...
... Its tail appears as a yellow flower with tentacles instead of pedals, the rest of the body looks similar to a turtle except with a frill on its shell and a blade on each front leg ... from its tentacles, can launch purple buzzsaw discs from its flower that act like boomerangs, launches missiles from the front part of its shell which can be replaced with large bony ... Armed with spikes launched from its spiked carapace that regenerate after being launched and can spin itself very fast for a barrage attack ...
Famous quotes containing the words spikes and/or flower:
“The handsomest and most interesting flowers were the great purple orchises, rising ever and anon, with their great purple spikes perfectly erect, amid the shrubs and grasses of the shore. It seemed strange that they should be made to grow there in such profusion, seen of moose and moose-hunters only, while they are so rare in Concord.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Fenced early in this cloistral round
Of reverie, of shade, of prayer,
How should we grow in other ground?
How can we flower in foreign air?
MPass, banners, pass, and bugles, cease;
And leave our desert to its peace!”
—Matthew Arnold (18221888)