Bulletin - Michigan. Agricultural Experiment Station, East Lansing Volume 259-274

Bulletin - Michigan. Agricultural Experiment Station, East Lansing Volume 259-274

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...in woods become a pest to sheep, if allowed to roam about in late 'i in cr and autumn. TEASEL FAMILY. DIFSACACEAE. A ven'small family of coarse herbs consisting of only 140 species. Nativesof the old world. Species of scabious are grown for ornament. The fuller's teasel is grown for the purpose of placing the ripened heads'with their stiff-hooked prickles in revolving frames to produce nap on cloth. Fig. 202 (177). Common Teasel. Dipsacus sylvestris Huds. A coarse, prickly biennial, 60-180 cm. high leaves sessile, opposite; heads 7-10 cm. long; flowers lilac in color. Watte places rom Europe. THE THISTLE FAMILY. THE ASTEB FAMILY. COMPOSITE FAMILY. COMPOSITAE. This includes the Chicory Family and the Ragweed Family, sometimes considered as distinct from the Compositae. Botanically this family ranks highest of any. In the most comprehensive sense this immense family of seed plants consists of 11,450 species--much the largest of all. The flowers are produced in heads; the anthers are united into a tube which surrounds the style; there is only one seed to a flower. Here are found large numbers of showy flowers In cultivation, such as asters, dahlias, chrysanthemums and the largest contributions to the weeds of any family. To the vegetable garden the best it can do is to furnish lettuce, endive, chickory, artichokes, sunflowers. It does not furnish a single plant of Importance for meadows or pastures possibly excepting yarrow, which takes a low rank for meadow, pasture and lawn. Fig. 209 (183). Great Burdock. Arctium Lappa L. A large, fine-wooly, coarse, biennial, 1-2 m. high; leaves large mostly heart shaped; heads clustered, 3-5 cm. broad, the outside scales hooked at the top making a formidable bur; flowers purple. So far as the writer has...show more

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