Bulletin Volume 11-16

Bulletin Volume 11-16

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...scarlet berry, borne in profusion, close to the stem, and clings until spring. Branches of it are sometimes sold for Christmas greens, but it does not last unless the stems are placed in water. The bark is rather like that of other hollies, with thin, small scales on old trunks. The cream-colored wood is hard and close-grained. This tree, or shrub, deserves to be planted in every park and garden, and along streets and highways. The term, "deciduous holly," sounds impossible, but we have two in Louisiana, both charming. Winterberry is a tall shrub or tree, sometimes 30 feet in height, with a trunk 6 to 8 inches in diameter. It grows in rich swamp land over the state, and lights the winter woods with its blaze of berries. It is somet i m e s cultivated, and is very effective planted with dark evergreens. The leaves are longer than those of yaupon, lighter green, and duller. The male and female flowers occur on separate trees, as do those of all the hollies. The fruit is a bright-red berry, larger, more opaque, and less shiny than that of yaupon. The young bark is light and smooth, with rough excrescences when old. The wood is like that of other hollies. MOUNTAIN HOLLY ' (Ilex montana T. and G. formerly Ilex monticola Gray.) This species is less like holly to the casual observer, than any of the family, only the bark being characteristic. The stems are very slender and graceful, with none of the stiffness of other hollies. Though usually a shrub it sometimes becomes a tree 25 feet high, with a slender trunk 6 inches in diameter. It grows on loamy slopes in the sand hills. It is rare and little known, but has been positively identified in Winn, lNatchitoches, and West Feliciana Parishes. It probably occurs in others. The thin, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909151
  • 9781236909152