Annotated List of the Wild Flowers of California

Annotated List of the Wild Flowers of California

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...VVeed in Imperial Valley. EED TRIBE ANTHEMIDEAE Achillea millefolium and vars. st cosmopolitan plants we know of occurring as it does throughout Asia, North America and Europe. In California it is abundant both on the coast and in the valleys and in the Sierras. It is strongly scented with very finely divided leaves from perennial roots. The terminal clusters of flowers are whitish often tinged with pale rose. The foliage is slightly pungent but nevertheless is eaten to a considerable extent by stock, especially sheep. In Sweden it is used as a substitute for hops. In Scotland it is used as an ingredient of an ointment which they apply to wounds and in England. Sometimes called Nose-bleed owing to its ancient use as a vulnerary. The women of the Orkney Islands make Yarrow tea and consider that it has the power of dispelling melancholy. The Laplanders use the young shoots as salad. The mountaineers of the Alps make vinegar from it. 'hen dried and pulverized it causes sneezing. 979. Mayweed; Dog-Anthemis Cotula, fennel A very common weed becoming more and more abundant every year in pastures, grain fields and waste places. Herbage causes irritation of skin in harvest fields. The leaves are finely divided and give ofl' a strong fetid odor, especially when crushed. Flowers white with a yellow disk. Daisy-like. Introduced from Europe. 979a. Anthemis arvensis Similar, but without unpleasant odor. Introduced. A common and very pretty weed of dry pastures in Europe. Large heads resembling the Shasta Daisy of the gardens. Flowers white. Sparingly introduced Santa Cruz and elsewhere. V 981. Corn Marigold or Chrysanthemum segetum Similar but with yellow rays. Yellow Ox-eye V Bad weed in grain fields in Europe. Sparingly introduced. West...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236862244
  • 9781236862242