Inflorescences

Inflorescences are clusters of flowers arranged in different ways on the stalk.

Catkin

Compound umbel

Corymb

Panicle

Raceme

Solitary

Spike

Umbel

This spike-like inflorescence often hangs downwards.

This is a compound inflorescence with umbel-like branches.

This is a flat top inflorescence. The lower pedicels are elongated so that all the flowers are held at the same level.

This is a compound inflorescence that has raceme-like branches.

This inflorescence is similar to the spike however each flower has pedicels.

Solitary flowers arise singly from the leaf axil or shoot tip and may either have a pedicel or be sessile.

This type of inflorescence has sessile flowers along a main axis.

This is a flat top inflorescence, with pedicels arising together from one point.

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