A Brilliant New Word

Discovered this amazing poppy in the backyard this morning, newly opened.

Reminded me of a beautiful word I recently learned:

INFLORESCENCE

in·flo·res·cence; inflôˈresəns

noun

1. the arrangement of the flowers on a plant

2. the process of flowering

As in:

“Plants have very different inflorescence architectures.”

or

“I caught a scarlet poppy this morning throwing flames back at the sun, made bold by her inflorescence.”

Try one.

It’s fun.

 

p.s. I didn’t enhance the above photo an iota.