2. The act of adorning with flowers.
(Science: botany) Having conspicuous flowers; used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. Flowering fern, a genus of showy ferns (Osmunda), with conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet places. Flowering plants, plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; distinguished from flowerless plants. Flowering rush, a European rushlike plant (Butomus umbellatus), with an umbel of rosy blossoms.