An inflorescence is a section of the stem without foliage-leaves that comprises a group of flowers and shows a characteristic branching pattern (e. g. spike, raceme, panicle, umbel). Inflorescences may be located terminally (i. e. at the end of a stem) or laterally (i. e. in the axil of a supporting-leaf). In many inflorescences, bracts can be found.