Parasitic on the roots of the hazel is found the curious leafless Lathraea Squamaria or toothwort.
Amaryllidaceae) of bulbous plants with rather broad leaves and a solid leafless stem, bearing a cluster of handsome white or red funnel-shaped regular flowers.
High, which is usually leafless with a terminal branched inflorescence.
The dodder is a genus (Cuscuta) of leafless parasites with slender thread-like twining stems. The flowers stand singly in the leaf-axils or form few or many flowered cymose inflorescences; the flowers are sometimes crowded into small heads.
Most of the hardy bulbs will do well enough in the border, care being taken not to disturb them while leafless and dormant.
These are aquatic plants with thick fleshy rootstocks or tubers embedded in the mud, and throwing up to the surface circular shield-like leaves, and leafless flower-stalks, each terminated by a single flower, often of great beauty, and consisting of four or five sepals, and numerous petals gradually passing into the very numerous stamens without any definite line of demarcation between them.
Dant; leafless forms being of frequent occurrence, which gives the vegetation a very remarkable aspect.
It is a common mode of propagating vines, the eyes being in this case cut from the ripened leafless wood.
The rather small tubular yellow or red flowers are borne on simple or branched leafless stems, and are generally densely clustered.
In both Psilotum and Tmesipteris the functions of the root-system, which is completely absent, are performed by leafless rhizomes bearing absorbent hairs and inhabited by an endophytic fungus.