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- n. Plural form of pannicle.
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Yes; there was the thick, stout trunk, all gnarled and knotted with the marks of where the leaves had once grown -- there were the short, clublike branches, separating from each other at the head -- at the blunt ends of each were the fascicles of bayonet-shaped leaves, and the pannicles of greenish-white flowers -- all exactly as in the picture!
Out of the midst of these leaves grew the pannicles, or flower-spikes, and the bunches of small, nut-like fruit.
On the way I found a species of the common poison which I had not seen before, and a beautiful Conospermum, with pannicles of blue flowers varying to white.
Sorghum pannicles with normal kernels (left) and large (right)
_Fantastic pannicles_, brain cells of the imagination.
H. panniculata, or pannicle hydrangea, is the most cold hardy and may grow 10 to 15 feet tall, having large creamy white blooms on 18 "long pannicles.