Brockliss, William. 2019. Homeric Imagery and the Natural Environment. Hellenic Studies Series 82. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_BrocklissW.Homeric_Imagery_and_the_Natural_Environment.2019.
Appendix. The Semantics of ἄνθος and ἀνθέω
μυρίοι, ὅσσα τε φύλλα καὶ ἄνθεα γίγνεται ὥρῃ.
Countless as the leaves and flowers that grow in season.
An onlooker—or an audience member imagining the scene—might perceive not merely the individual flowers (captured by the plural ἄνθεα) but also their collective effect as they cover the meadow of the Scamander (suggested by the adjective ἀνθεμόεντι).