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bract

a specialized leaf, usually smaller than the foliage leaves, with a single flower or inflorescence growing in its axil

Bract

 

a leaf in whose axil the flower develops; a leaf enveloping a flower shoot. Bracts are smaller than ordinary leaves and are reduced. Only in a few plants, such as sage, are they large and colorful. Sometimes, for example, in Cruciferae and dill, the bracts fall early.

bract

[brakt]
(botany)
A modified leaf associated with plant reproductive structures.
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But very few of the potentially hundreds of compounds in the bracts have been reported.
long attenuate-caudate), ovate-lanceolate and acuminate upper peduncle bracts (vs.
No Christmas would be complete without the addition of at least one poinsettia, its hugely colourful bracts brightening up any festive scene with shades of red, pink, white, yellow and burgundy.
Best varieties for pots include 'Brilliant Variegated' (brick red bracts); 'Crimson Jewel' (crimson bracts); 'Hawaii' (also sold as 'Raspberry Ice'; red bracts, variegated foliage); and 'Singapore White' (white bracts).
They are, in fact, bracts, rather than flowers, which is why they are so long-lasting.
The Poinsettia's stems should be stiff, and the bracts should be rich in
Totally deprive your plant of light for 14 hours a day for eight weeks before you want its bracts to turn red.
They are a short day plant, which means that their tiny flowers and brightly col oured bracts are triggered by dark-kness rather than light.