Descriptive Botany; A Practical Guide to the Classification of Plants, with a Popular Flora

Descriptive Botany; A Practical Guide to the Classification of Plants, with a Popular Flora

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...pleasant flavor. May. 10. Rosa.--Calyx-tube contracted at the mouth, at length fleshy, with 5 segments. Petals 5. Achenia numerous, bony, hairy, attached to the inside of the fleshy calyx-tube. Leaves pinnate. Shrubs. 1. R. Carolina (Swamp Rose).--Stem smooth, armed with stouthooked prickles; leaflets 5-9, oblong, serrate, pale beneath; petioles somewhat prickly; flowers 3-5, in leafy clusters at the ends of the branches, light red; calyx and peduncles glandular-hispid. Common in swamps, 4-8 feet high. June-July. 2. R. Lucida (WildRose).--Stems armed with scattered prickles; leaflets 5-9, elliptical, sharply serrate, smooth and shining above; flowers 1-3, pale red; peduncles and appendaged calyx-segments glandular-hispid; fruit depressed, globose, small, red, hispid. A shrub, in dry fields, 1-4 feet high. June-July. 3. R. Setigera (Prairie Rose).--Branches elongated, glabrous, with a few, stout, somewhat hooked prickles; leaflets 3-5, large, ovate, smooth and shining above, sharply serrate; flowers in very large, corymbose clusters, nearly scentless, of a changeable reddish color; styles united; fruit globose. A climbing species, 10-20 feet high. June-July. 4. R. Rubiginosa (Sweet Brier).--Stem smooth, armed with stout, recurved prickles; leaflets 5-7, roundish-oval, sharply serrate, and with the petioles and stipules clothed with ferruginous glands beneath; flowers light red, or white, fragant, mostly solitary; fruit ovate, or obovate, reddish-orange when full grown. Common in fields; often cultivated. June. 11. Crataegus.--Calyx-tube urceolate, with a 5-cleft limb. Petals 5, spreading. Stamens numerous Styles 1-5. Pome fleshy, containing 1-5 long, i-seeded carpels. 1. C. Coccinea (White Thorn).--Leaves roundish-ovate, 5-o-lobed, sharply...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585429
  • 9781236585424