Wild Flowers of the Undercliff, Isle of Wight

Wild Flowers of the Undercliff, Isle of Wight

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...points; receptacle chaffy; fruit four-sided; pappus short. 1.--A. Lappa. (Burdock.) A stout plant, with fine boldly-shaped leaves; round heads of purple flowers. The burs catch everything, and cling to the clothes. Common. CARDUUS. Involucre swollen, imbricated; receptacle bristly; pappus hairy, blown about by winds, and falling as seed. 1.--C. nutans. (Musk Thistle.) Solitary flowers, drooping; involucre rigid, bent back; stem with thorny leaves; 2 feet high; handsome purple plant. Very common. 2.--C. tenuifloms. (Slender-flowered Thistle.) Heads in clusters; scales of involucre prickly and erect; stem with prickly leaves, downy beneath; flowers pink, 2--4 feet high. St. Helen's. 3.--C. acanthoides. (Welted Thistle.) In clusters, round; scales of involucre thorny, erect; stem and leaves thorny; branched; deep purple flowers 3--4 feet. Common. CNICUS. Same characters as Carduus, with pappus feathery. 1.--C. lanceolatus. Usually solitary heads, stalked; scales of involucre prickly, spreading, and woolly; stem and leaves prickly, the latter lobed, which are two-cleft; 3--4 feet high; leaves downy beneath, dull purple. Very common. 2.--C. palustris (Marsh"Plume Thistle.) Flowers in clusters; scales of involucre adhering; thorny stem and leaves; 4--10 feet; purple. Very common in marshes. 3.--C. arvensis. (Creeping Plume Thistle.) Heads of flowers numerous, stalked; scales of involucre adhering; stem not winged; root creeping; 2 feet high; flowers light purple, scented. Common. 4.--C. acaulis. (Dwarf, Plume Thistle.) Heads solitary, stemless; leaves prickly; purple flower. Chale. Several other varieties are found occasionally. CAKLINA. Similar characteristics, inner scales being chaffy, coloured, and spreading. 1.--C. vulgaris. Inner scales...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559215
  • 9781236559210