One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Agapanthus is a very variable genus, yet they are all broadly similar in appearance, with rhizomatous roots, strap-like leaves and an umbellate inflorescence on a stalk held above the leaves.’
- ‘These are blooming on small plants with 3’ long umbellate flowers heavily spotted with red-maroon, with a red-purple lip.’
- ‘When conditions are favorable the plant produces a single, thick stem that contains hundreds of yellow umbellate flowers producing numerous seeds per umbellate.’
- ‘Milkweed fruits would in pairs (each flower produces 2), on stalks, and almost always in umbellate inflorescences rather than on something spicate like yours looks.’
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