The lower part of the bract forms a sheath which encloses the ovary.
Union of the leaf or bract with the flower-stalk is not uncommon.
Br, The bract devoid of muscles and respiratory in function.
Diagram of Violet-flower; showing the relation of parts to bract and axis.
The bract and pedicels of the umbel all spring from the extremity of a peduncle 1½in.
The bract is sometimes so large that it almost completely encloses the flower, or even a cluster of flowers.
Bract, brakt, n. an irregularly developed leaf at the base of the flower-stalk.
M. Clos mentions an instance where the terminal leaf and first bract of Orchis sambucina were divided into two segments.
Bractlet (Bracteola), or Bracteole, is a bract seated on the pedicel or flower-stalk, 73.
The calyx is permanent, and five-cleft; and the flowers are produced in panicles, and each is furnished with a bract.