Bulletin Volume 9

Bulletin Volume 9

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... be found the bed devoted to the pea family; to this some of our most valued economic plants belong, such as the pea, the bean and the clover; to the pea family belong also the baptisias, the bush-clovers, the vetches, the tick-trefoils and many other familiar plants. Next in the order of sequence is the geranium family, to which belong the geraniums or crane's-bills; the plants so often cultivated in the house under the name of geraniums, but which are not hardy out of doors in our climate, are really not what they are called, but are truly pelargoniums, a closely-related group of plants belonging to the same family; our common wild geranium or crane's-bill may be found, among other plants here. A little farther on, near the brook, may be found the bed devoted to the wood-sorrel family, often called sour-grass by children; several species are shown here. Just to the left of the geranium family is the flax family, to which belongs the flax plant (Linum), from the fiber contained in the stem of which linen is made. Beyond this is the bed for the rue family; to this belong the common rue, of southern Europe, and the fraxinella; this family also includes the oranges and lemons, specimens of which may be found in the conservatories, and a very great number of tropical trees and shrubs. To the right of this is a small bed devoted to the milkwort family. The spurge family is in a bed just to the left of the flax family; the flowering spurge, from the eastern United States, and the cypress spurge, from Europe, but sometimes found wild in this country as an escaped plant, are both here. Along the edge of the brook, and opposite the spurge family, may be seen the water-starwort family, to which belong a number of small aquatic plants. About opposite this, ...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217451598
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 9 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217451594
Publisher Date: 09 Jul 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 166
Series Title: English
Weight: 309 gr
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