Spring Flora for Beginners and Amateurs, Consisting of Descriptions of the Early Flowering Herbaceous and Woody Plants

Spring Flora for Beginners and Amateurs, Consisting of Descriptions of the Early Flowering Herbaceous and Woody Plants

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...1. Genus AI-LAN'-THUS.--Sepals 5, more or less united at base, petals 5; fruit a unilocular, 1-seeded samara; leaves pinnate, 2-4 ft. long. Ai-lan'-thus glan-du-lo'-sa Desf. Chinese Tree of Heaven.--Cultivated and occasionally escaped. LVIII. PO-LYG-A-LA'-CE-AE; MILKWORT FAMILY. Flowers irregular, hypogynous, stamens 4-8, diadelphous or monadelphous. 1. Genus PO-LYG'-A-LA.--Flowers very irregular; 3 of the sepals small, petals 3, stamens 6 or 8; bitter, low plants. A large genus, most of our species blooming late. Po-lyg'-a-la sen'-e-ga L. Senega Snake-root.--Flowers white, in a solitary close spike; several stems from thick and hard knotty root-stocks. Po-lyg'-a-la pau-ci-fo'-li-a Willd. Fringed Polygala.--Flowers showy, rose-purple (rarely white), conspicuously crested; flowering stems 3-4 in. high. LIX. EU-PHOR-BI-A'-CE-AE; SPURGE FAMILY. Herbs with milky juice; staminate and (single) pistillate flowers enclosed in a calyx-like involucre; ovary trilocular. 1. Genus EU-PHOR'-BI-A.--Flowers monoecious, included in a cup-shaped, 4 to 5-lobed involucre resembling a calyx or corolla and usually bearing large, thick glands (with or without petal-like margins) at its sinuses; fertile flower solitary in the middle of the involucre consisting of a 3-lobed and trilocular ovary. Eu-phor'-bi-a ob-tu-sa'-ta Pursh. Spurge.--Erect, 1-2 ft. high; leaves oblong and spatulate, upper ones cordate at base, floral ones ovate. Eu-phor'-bi-a com-mu-ta'-ta Englm. Spurge.--Stems branched from a commonly decumbent base, 6-12 in. high; leaves obovate, the upper all sessile, the floral ones roundish, dilated, broader than long, umbel 3-forked. Eu-phor'-bi-a cy-par-is'-si-as L. Cypress Spurge.--Stems densely clustered, 6-10 in. high; stem-leaves linear, crowded, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236765680