Botany for Beginners: An Introduction to Mrs. Lincoln's Lectures on Botany

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Huntington & Savage, 1849 - Botany - 216 pages

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Page 44 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known; In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Page 57 - Some glossy-leaved, and shining in the sun, The maple, and the beech of oily nuts Prolific, and the lime at dewy eve Diffusing odours: nor unnoted pass The sycamore, capricious...
Page 201 - Limb. The border or spreading part of a monopetalous corolla. Lin'ear. Long and narrow with parallel sides as the leaves of grasses. Lip. The under petal in a labiate corolla.
Page 60 - ... heat and extreme cold are both observed to be favourable to the fall of the leaf. In the hot summers, the leaves of many plants lose their verdure, and fall a full month earlier than they do in milder seasons. 5. THE fall of the leaf is almost always preceded by a very essential change in its colour. Yellow, red, and brown are the most common colours of the dying leaf. About the close of September (sooner or later according to the season), the forest-trees in Pennsylvania, and other middle parts...
Page 177 - M. 21.) procumbent, sub-ramose, whitishsilky: stipules ovate, gashed: leaves wedge-obovate, gash-toothed: stem ascending' and creeping, hirsute: peduncles solitary, elongated: divisions of the calyx lancelinear: petals orbicular, sub-entire, of the length of the calyx. This plant is so long in flower, and assumes so many forms and sizes, that students in botany often make several species of it.
Page 208 - Seed. Spike. A kind of inflorescence in which the flowers are sessile, or nearly so, as in the mullein, or wheat.
Page 7 - You have been so long engaged upon a certain set of studies, that I perceive they have become tiresome; I think of introducing a new study into school ; to-morrow I shall give a lecture on Botany ; you may . bring with you all the wild lilies, (or all the violets, or anv kind of common flower,) that you can find in the fields — m tne mean time, here is a
Page 73 - ... membrane, covering the internal surface of the petal, where it often changes its colour, as is beautifully seen in some party-coloured Poppies, though it is probable...
Page 160 - AR'UM. Spatha c.ucullate, 1-leaved ; spadix not entirely covered with fructification ; being more or less naked above, with pistillate flowers beneath, and Staminate in the middle (sometimes a few are staminate beneath ; berry mostly 1-seeded, generally cirrose glandular beneath.) — (Indian turnip, wake-robin.) B.
Page 83 - Corymb (Fig. 57, a) or false umbel, wnen the peduncles rise from different heights above the main stem. but the lower ones being longer, they form nearly a level or a convex top ; as the Yarrow. 8th. Fascicle (Fig. 57, 6) flowers on little stalks variously inserted and subdivided, collected into a close bundle, level at the top ; as the Sweet- William ; it resembles a corymb, but the flowers are more densely clustered.

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