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1922 edition. Excerpt: ... DOMESTICATING OUR NATIVE FLOWERS Why
should we plant our native wild flowers in our gardens when they
may be had for the gathering from our roadsides, our woodlands and
marshes? We may wish to do so for reasons of sentiment, and also
because of their intrinsic beauty. These beauties of our wild lands
are free to the finder, but yearly they become more scarce. The
green groves have passed away from many a hillside; field crops now
grow where we used to gather the wild phlox and the painted cup,
and farther apart are the wild ladyslipper or moccasin flower. Less
frequently than formerly can we gather armfuls of our Turk's cap
lily. I do not know just where to go in Sauk county to find the
side saddle flower of the Pitcher plant; also several of the orchid
family, as Pogonia, Calipogon and the showy orchis. The trailing
arbutus plant is becoming so rare here one should keep secret the
knowledge of the few plants that are left. Pleasant recollections
of trips to woods and fields for nature study or for enjoyment of
the surroundings, bring to us longing for the beauties we have
discovered in outof-the-way places. We associate in our minds
certain species with special surroundings or conditions, and we at
first thought that wild plants would succeed only under such
circumstances to which it seemed as though they were wonted. With
closer observation we note that many wild plants succeed in their
native way under widely varying conditions. For instance, here in
Sauk county we expect to find the prairie phlox in open brush lands
where the soil is lighter than what we would call sandy loam. In my
collection of this phlox the choicest varieties which I have of the
species were gathered in a marsh south of Madison. We find the wood
phlox here only in the...
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