A Manual of Botany for the Northern States: Comprising Generic Descriptions of All Phenogamous and Cryptog Amous Plants to the North of Virginia, Hitherto Described; with References to the Natural Orders of Linneus and Jussieu
1818 - 524 pages
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1-celled 1-flowered 2-valved 3-nerved 5-cleft 5-leaved 5-parted 5-petalled acuminate acute anthers apex awned awnless axillary base bellform beneath berry bracts branches branchlets calyx capsule cauline ciliate coloured compressed corol corymbed crenate culm cylindric divisions downy egret elongated entire Exotic feet high few-flowered filaments filiform flat florets flowers flowers-calyx frond fruit germs glab glabrous glaucous globose glumes hairy hirsute hispid imbricate inches high involucre keel lance lance-oblong lance-ovate leafets leafy leaves cordate leaves lance-linear leaves lanceolate leaves linear leaves oblong leaves ovate leaves ternate legumes lobes many-flowered margin mucronate naked nate nectary New-Jersey obovate obtuse oval panicle pedicels peduncles petals petioles pilose pinnate pinnatifid pistillate plant pubescent Pursh racemes radical leaves receptacle roundish scabrous scales scape seeds serrate sessile sheaths short Silicle smooth smoothish solitary species spikelets spikes spreading stamens stem erect stigma stipules striate style subsessile subulate terete terminal ternate toothed umbels upper valves villose whorled
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Page 65 - HYPER"ICUM. Calyx 5-parted; divisions equal, sub-ovate ; corolla 5-petalled ; filaments often united at the base in 3 or 5 sets ; styles 2 to 5 ; capsules membranaceous, roundish, with a number of cells equal to the number of styles.
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Page 415 - EM h .) branchlets pendant : leaves lanceolate, acuminate, serrate, glabrous, upper and lower sides of different colours : stipules roundish, contracted : aments flower at leafing time : germs sessile, ovate, glabrous. Supposed to be the willow on which the Israelites hung their harps, when captive in Babylon.
Page 12 - Umbelliferous plants of the aquatic kind and a nauseous scent are always poisonous. As, water-hemlock, cow-parsley. But if the smell is pleasant, and they grow in dry land, they are not poisonous. As, fennel, dill, coriander.
Page 91 - Staminate flowers — calyx obsolete, 3-leayed : corolla 0 ; stamens 3 together, on a chaffy or hairy receptacle, united below into one. Pistillate flowers — below the Staminate; calyx 0; corolla 0; seed 1, pedicelled; the pedicels surrounded at the base with long hairs resembling an egret.
Page 381 - T-.) racemes erect, elongated: leaves oval-oblong, acuminate, unequally serrate, glabrous both sides: petioles generally bearing 4, glands. In open fields the limbs of this tree spread out into an elegant oval top; but in dense forests it grows to a very great height, with a few contracted branches.