A Popular California Flora; Or, Manual of Botany for Beginners Containing Descriptions of Flowering Plants Growing in Central California, and Westward to the Ocean
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: ... stamens, and the very unequal horns of tho 2-carpeled ovary. 1. T. unifoliata, Hook. Somewhat hairy; flowering stems 4 to 15 inches high, 1-3leaved; leaves thin, cordate, 3-5-lobed, crenate-toothed; flowers small, panicled. 5. HET7CHERA, L. Alum-root. Calyx tube coherent with the lower half of the ovary. Petals small, entire, clawed. Ovary more or less 2-beaked; the beaks tapering into either filiform long, or subulate Bhorter styles.--Herbs with small, dull-colored paniculate flowers. Scarious stipules adnate or distinct. Leaves round-cordate, obtusely lobed, crenate-toothed. 1. H. micrantha, Dougl. Scape, or few leaved flowering stems, a foot or two high; leaves 2 to 4 inches in diameter; calyx acute at the base, lobes erect; styles Blender. 2. H. pilosissima, Fisch. & Mey. Very villous-pubescent or hirsute, with viscid hairs; calyx rounded or obtuse at the base, the broad, short lobes incurving, densely hairy; styles short. 6. PHILADELPHXTS, L. Mock Orange. Calyx adhering to the ovary nearly or quite to the summit, persistent. Petals 4 or 5, large, obovate or roundish. Stamens 20 to 40. Styles 3 to 5, united at the base or nearly to the top.--Shrubs with opposite leaves and showy white flowers. 1. P. Gordonianus, Lindl. Six to twelve feet high; leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, mostly coarsly-serrate, 2 to 4 inches long; flowers in loose clusters, which are leafy at the base; petals frequently an inch long. 7. WHIPPLEA, Torr. Calyx lobes thin, white or whitish. Petals ovate or oblong. Ovary 3 to b-celled. Styles distinct, subulate.--Small, trailing or diffuse, ours half shrubby plants, with opposite, short petioled, 3-ribbed leaves, no stipules and small white cymose-clustered flowers; peduncles naked, terminal. 1. W. modesta, Torr. Leaves...
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