Minnesota Trees and Shrubs; An Illustrated Manual of the Native and Cultivated Woody Plants of the State

Minnesota Trees and Shrubs; An Illustrated Manual of the Native and Cultivated Woody Plants of the State

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...tree and now and then escaping from cultivation, especially in the southeastern part of the state. Flowers in June and July, fruits in August. The characters of the wood are about the same as that of the native species. Amelanchier M e d i c u s 1789 Juneberry Service-berry (Name of uncertain origin) Small trees and shrubs with alternate, simple, serrate or dentate leaves; flowers white, in racemes; calyx 5-cleft, the tube bell-shaped, petals 5, ovate to oblong or rarely linear, stamens numerous, carpels 5, ovary becoming 10-celled in fruit, styles united at the base and becoming hairy; fruit a small berry-like pome, sweet and edible. A genus of about 12 species, natives of the north temperate zone. Besides the following, some three others occur in western North America and one in Mexico. AMELANCHIER Key to the Species. 1. Petals narrowly oblong, 14-25 mm. in length; leaves finely and sharply serrate A. canadensis 2. Petals oblong to obovate, 4-12 mm. in length a. Flowers in racemes, 5-many flowered; leaves obtuse or cordate at base (1) Leaves oblong, finely serrate; blossom ing April 10-May 15, fruits June-July A. oblongifolia (2) Leaves oval or sub-orbicular, coarsely dentate; blossoming May 15-25, fruit ripe Aug.-Sept. A. spicata b. Flowers 1-4 in terminal clusters; leaves acute or somewhat wedge-shaped at base A. oligocarpa Amelanchier canadensis (L.) M e d i c u s 1793 Shadbush Juneberry Service-berry A tall shrub or sometimes a small tree 3-12 meters (10-40 ft.) high; bark smooth or nearly so; buds 6-8 mm. long, scales chestnut-brown, imbricated, slightly pubescent; leaves ovate or oval, acute or acuminate at the apex, somewhat cordate at the base, finely and sharply serrate, when young folded lengthwise and brownish purple, somewhat...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123658788X
  • 9781236587886