Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Corymb, an inflorescence in which the flowers are nearly on a level, though on stalks of different lengths, springing one below the other. It may be indefinite, the outer flowers opening first, as in the wallflower, stock, candytuft, etc., or definite, the centre flower opening first, as in hawthorn. It is thus either a variety of the raceme or of the cyme (q.v.). By this arrangement small inconspicuous flowers become collectively conspicuous, so as to attract insects.