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stalk

1
1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
2. any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
3. a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles

stalk

2
the act of stalking

cauliculus, caulicole

Any one of the ornamental stalks rising between the leaves of a Corinthian or Composite capital, from which the volutes spring.
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Like many winter flowers, they're deliciously scented and a couple of the stalkless blooms pulled from the plant and taken indoors will perfume a large room.
The lower leaves are stalked, while the upper leaves are stalkless.
The Jerusalem Sage, Phlomis fruticosa, ties in well with its clusters of yellow stalkless flowers in June and July.
Once plants are mature, they produce stalkless flowers.
The cherry variety has a short season but shoppers look forward to buying the Picota, which is the only stalkless cherry.