A Flora of North America; Illustrated by Coloured Figures, Drawn from Nature Volume 1

A Flora of North America; Illustrated by Coloured Figures, Drawn from Nature Volume 1

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...east as Connecticut. Its height renders it very ornamental; and makes it also very conspicuous among the great number of showy plants which at this season decorate the grounds. The species it most nearly resembles, is the pinnnta and digitata: but from these it is easily discriminated by attending to the botanical characters given in the books. With the R. pinnat.i it has, by some, been thought to be easily confounded. Its very smooth stem and difference of the upper leaves, however, distinguish it sufficiently from that species Rndbeckia laciniata. 57 R. laciniata is a hardy perennial, becoming greatly improved by cultivation. It is bence a very proper native to introduce into the borders of our gardens. A single root transplanted in the spring or early summer, will by the succeeding year be so much multiplied, as to form a large and showy cluster. Cultivation, besides rendering the flowers larger and more numerous, gives a tendency to ramification of the stems from the root, thus adding to the strength and beauty of the plant as a border ornament of gardens. In Pennsylvania, this is the only very common species of Rudbeckia, and here it is every where to be met with in the situations already specified as its habitat. In the vicinity of Philadelphia it is most common on the borders of the Schuylkill and Delaware, along the course of these rivers on either side, growing in company with different species of Helianthus, and other late-flowering perennials. Fig. 1. The upper portion of a flowering specimen of the plant, shewing the trilobed and ovate leaves. 2. A radicle pinnate leaf, 3. A neutral floret. 4. A perfect floret of the disk. (All the size of nature.) Vol. i. 16 OXYCOCCUS MACROCARPUS. AMERICAN CRANBERRY, OR CRANEBERRY. Qctandria...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603265
  • 9781236603265