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Wild Flowers Worth Notice; Being a Selection from the British Flora of Some of Our Native Plants, Which Are Most Attractive from Their Beauty, Uses, or Associations (Paperback) Loot Price: R343
Discovery Miles 3 430
Wild Flowers Worth Notice; Being a Selection from the British Flora of Some of Our Native Plants, Which Are Most Attractive...
Wild Flowers Worth Notice; Being a Selection from the British Flora of Some of Our Native Plants, Which Are Most Attractive...

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Wild Flowers Worth Notice; Being a Selection from the British Flora of Some of Our Native Plants, Which Are Most Attractive from Their Beauty, Uses, or Associations (Paperback)

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...for many years, called "A Wi'eath of Friendship," written in part by the late Rev. Professor Henslow, when a young man, are some pretty lines on the Misletoe. I cannot help quoting them here: --"Past is the time, when bending low, Druids revered thee, misletoe; Error's broad shades are chased away By Revelation's brilliant ray, And superstition can no more Bid us a humble plant adore. ELDER. 69 Yet who in hour of Christmas mirth, Can place thee o'er the social hearth, VVith ivy and with holly gay, Or twine thee with the fragrant bay, Nor lift with joy his heart above, Nor hymn the notes of praise and love Fair plant, a mystery thy birth, Thou dost not fix thy home on earth; Rock'd by the winds, fed by the shower, Thy cradle is an airy bower; No voice of crime in thy leafy dome, But the songs of birds to cheer thine home. From the wilding crab this branch was rive-n, From waving in the breath of heaven. Alas alas they have brought it low, To the dwellings of care, and pain, and woe." ELDER. (Fig. 44.) SAME UCUS NIGRA. THE Common or BLACK ELDER, is a small tree or large bush, belonging to the family Caprifoliaceee. It is known by possessing a five-cleft calyx, a five-cleft rotate corolla, five stamens, and three stigmas, a roundish pulpy one-celled berry, hardly crowned by the remains of the calyx. The stem is irregularly but always oppositely branched, the young branches are clothed with a smooth grey bark, and filled with a light spongy pith; the leaflets are deep-green and smooth, usually with an odd one. The flowers are in bunches of a cream-colour, with a sweetish but faint smell. The berries are black, with reddish stalks. Considerable medicinal value was at one time attributed to this plant, but...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Lankester
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-02923-8
Barcode: 9781230029238
Categories: Promotions
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening
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LSN: 1-230-02923-0

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