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1-celled 1-flowered 2-valved 5-cleft acuminate acute ament annual plants anthers appearance bark base bell-form belong berry blossom botanist Botany bracts branches called calyx capsule cells class and order claws colour common compound flowers contains cordate corolla corolla 5-petaled corymb cotyledons crenate dandelion Describe Digynia divisions drupe egret embryo erect Exotic filaments florets flowers flowers-calyx fruit genera genus germ glabrous glume grasses Greek grow hairy kind labiate Latin leaf leafets leaves lanceolate leaves ovate legumes liliaceous lily linear Linnĉus lobes margin Monogynia monopetalous naked natural family nectary number of stamens oblong obtuse panicle papilionaceous peduncles pericarp petals petioles pink pinnate pinnatifid pistils plants pollen pubescent racemes radicle receptacle resembling root rose roundish scales serrate sessile signifies Silicle silique sometimes spatha species spike spreading stalk stamens stamens and pistils stem stigma style term terminal toothed tree tube tubular umbel upper valves vegetable violet woody
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 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.