Illustrated Botany, Containing a Floral Dictionary and a Glossary of Scientific Terms

Illustrated Botany, Containing a Floral Dictionary and a Glossary of Scientific Terms

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...rich shady woods, far away from human ken. At one time their cultivation was thought impossible, but that idea has proved a fallacy, and considerable attention is at the present time paid to them. In this class is also the Silk Weed, Bivthwort, and Indian Ginger, but we will now pass on to the next E. Yes; but where they are both on the same plant the wind alone can often do it, even if no other contrivance in the flowers was discovered. In the class are included a great variety of the forest trees. The stately and majestic oak that shoots out its right angled branches, and with its spreading foliage gives an air of grandeur to the landscape, is here, with its neighbours the Beech and goodly Chesnut. The Birch that will endure almost any degree of cold, creeping up even beyond the pines in the polar regions, though it can there attain but the height of a few inches, and growing where little else can grow in the English marshes, Irish bogs, and Scottish peat mosses. This m beautiful and elegant tree, despite its rather humble growth, has been made the emblem oi the Highland Clan Buchanan. L. Has this class any orders? E. Yes; determined by the number of stamens. As might be expected, many of these that are common in Scotland, emblemize the Highland Clans there, thus, the Pine is the badge of the McGregor; the Box of the Mackin Here is also the Mulberry, upon whose leaves the Silk Worm feeds, as well as Indian Corn, about the dissemination of whose pollen, Flint says, that nothing is more charming, considering it the most beautiful vegetation that any can offer. When the southwest breeze whispers, and a slight humidity inspires a voluptuous languor, in riding by these noble fields of maize, the pollen floats along the forest spikes, like a...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528581
  • 9781236528582