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- n. Plural form of perianth.
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Each saucer is the bearer again of sub-divided pedicels which stretch out to support other brightly verdant little leafy dishes; so that the whole system of well poised flowering perianths forms a specially handsome candelabrum of emerald (cup-like) bloom.
The interest of the case is largely added to by Mr.C. W. C.ocker's observation that seedlings from the _normal_ flowers produced plants which bore, in about the same proportion as the parent-plant, hermaphrodite flowers having inferior perianths.
Surface patterns of the persistent vestigial perianths adherent on the achenes show some differences between the wild and the cultivated forms.
When feveral florets comprehended within a common calyx are furnilhcd alfo with their proper perianths. —
Numerous oversights fall to my lot, but in many of the descriptions other than strictly proper botanical terms have been employed, where it seemed desirable to use more intelligible ones; as, for instance, the flowers of the Composites have not always been termed "heads," perianths have sometimes been called corollas, and their divisions at times petals, and so on; this is hardly worthy of the times, perhaps, but it was thought that the terms would be more generally understood.
Paradise -- blooms not with motionless perianths, but with living animals, the most exquisite that God has allowed to develop in our sweet waters. "