The Vines of Northeastern America; Fully Illustrated from Original Sketches

The Vines of Northeastern America; Fully Illustrated from Original Sketches

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...pages 18, 19. (2) Genus Micrampelis, Mx. (echinocystis, T. and G.) Fig. 43.--Wild Balsam-Apple. M. lobiita (Mx.), Green. Flowers, very small, greenish-white; in two forms, both from the same axil; the pistillate form in small clusters or solitary, the staminate form in lengthened compound clusters, often one foot in length. Petals, six, spreading, united at the base. Sepals, six, slender, shorter than the petals. Stamens, three. Style, very short. Stigmas, two, large. Seed-case, two-celled, four-seeded. July to September. Leaves, simple, alternate, thin, deeply five-lobed. Base, heart-shape. Tendrils, three-forked. Fruit, oval, two inches long, fleshy, becoming dry, covered with weak prickles, two-celled, opening at apex when ripe. Seeds, four, large, flat, dark. A pepo. Found, in rich soil from Canada to Pennsylvania, Eastern Kansas and Texas. An extensively climbing, herbaceous annual, nearly smooth, with abundant foliage, useful for screens and arbors. CLASS FIRST--Continued (EXOGENS) DIVISION II CALYX AND COROLLA USUALLY BOTH PRESENT--THE LATTER OF UNITED PETALS (GAMOPETALOUS) No. ii.--Family CAPRIFOLlACE. (Honeysuckle Fam.) Flowers, tubular, narrow bell-form, or funnel-form. Petals, five, united. Stamens, inserted on the corolla and as many as its lobes, --or in Linnaea (i) one less than the lobes. Styles, one. Stigmas, three to five. Seed-case, two-or three-celled, adherent to the calyx. Leaves, simple, opposite, entire--or sometimes in Linnaea (i) very slightly lobed, or wavy--without real stipules. Fruit, one-to several-seeded. A berry or a capsule. GUIDE TO THE GENERA. Herbaceous, Stamens 4. (1) Linnsea (Twin-Flower). Woody, Stamens 5. (2) Lonicera (Honeysuckles). (1) Genus Linna, Gr. Named for Linnaeus, who especially loved the more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574249
  • 9781236574244