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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CYPERACEiE, SEDGE FAMILY. Grass-like or
rush-like herbs, with solid, usually triangular, stems, growing in
tufts. The sheathing base of the generally 3-ranked leaves, when
present, is not slit as in grasses. The Fig. 212. -- Inflorescence,
Flower, and Seed of a Sedge. (Great Bulrush, Tule, Scirpus
lacustris.) 1, magnified flower, surrounded by a perianth of
hypogynous bristles; 2, the seed; 3, section of the seed, showing
the small embryo enclosed in the base of the albumen. flowers are
usually somewhat less enclosed by bracts than those of grasses; the
perianth is absent or rudimentary; stamens generally 3; style
2-cleft or 3-cleft. The general appearance of a common sedge may be
learned from Fig. 33, and the flower-cluster and the flower
understood from an inspection of Fig. 212. The species are even
more difficult to determine than those of grasses. LILIA'CEiE, LILY
FAMILY. Herbs. Flowers regular and symmetrical, with their parts 3
or some multiple of 3. Ovary 3-celled, free from the perianth.
Fruit a capsule or berry. Seeds with endosperm (Fig. 8, I). *
Flowers in umbels with bracts at base forming an involucre. I.
ALXIUM, WILD ONION. Plants with the odor and taste of onion. Scape
from a coated bulb. Involucre with papery bracts. Pedicels not
jointed under the flowers. Perianth rose-color or white. Stamens 6,
with filaments broadening towards the base, attached to the
perianth. Ovules 2 in each cell of the ovary, rarely all ripening.
(There are many species, difficult to determine. The two most
common are given.) a. A. Serra'tum Watson. Scape nearly a foot
high. Perianth dark rose-color with divisions in two sets,
dissimilar. Ovary with wart-like crests at summit. Outer bulb-coats
marked with a horizontally zigzag veining which tears readily along
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