Torreya Volume 9-10

Torreya Volume 9-10

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...beach grows an association of species including Baccharis halimifolia L., Rhus copallina h., Sambucus canadensis L., Solidago sempervirens L., Hibiscus moscheutos L., Xanthium canadense Mill, Convolvulus sepiun1 L., and Eupatorium perfoliatum L., which tend to mingle with trees of the bluff face, such as Celtis occidentalis L., funiperus virginiana L., Vitis Labrusca L., and Rhus radicans L. Ilarshberger, John W. I. c. Barren Plant Format1on On the level summit of the Navesink Highlands at a point overlooking Sandy Hook Bay occurs a plant formation which is entirely distinct from the surrounding deciduous tree formation previously described. The whole formation is an open one and has not reached a climax condition. Here the edaphic conditions control, because the trees which enter this formation are all more or less dwarfed with their lower branches close to the ground and separated from each other by wide intervals, so that the sunlight can reach the ground all around the base of the trees. The chestnut, Castanea dentata (Marsh) Borkh.; the red oak, Quercus rubra L.; the scarlet oak, Q. coccinca Wang; the aspen poplar, Populus tremnloides Michx.; the red maple, Acer rubrum; the pignut hickory, Hicoria glabra (Mill) Britt.; the cherry birch, Betula lenta L.; the wild cherry, Prunus serotina Ehrh.; the tulip poplar, Liriodendron Tulipifcra L.; the red cedar, Juniperus 1nrginiana L.; the chesnut oak, Quercus prinus L., and the pitch pine, Pinus rigida Mill, are components of this unusual formation. Each species is represented in general by a single specimen which is more or less dwarfed in habit, assuming a rounded form. Associated with these trees and growing in the dry soil, which is bare at intervals, are found such shrubs as Myrica..show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939131
  • 9781236939135