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Nantucket Wild Flowers


Nantucket Wild Flowers

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    Alice Owen Albertson
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1921 Original Publisher: G. P. Putnam's sons Description: Seal of The Nantucket Maria Mitchell association on t.-p. Subjects: Plants Botany Wild flowers Nature / Flowers Nature / Plants Science / Life Sciences / Botany Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: RANUNCULACEE CROWFOOT FAMILY Ranunculus Cymbalaria, Pursh. Yellow Seaside Crowfoot. Summer Ranunculus: for derivation see acris. Cymbalaria: Greek for hollow of a vessel. The Preferred Habitat: salt marshes. The Plant: from fibrous roots, low, spreading by root runners: the stem without hairs. The Leaves: mostly basal, clustered at the root and on the joints of the runners: somewhat oval, tending to heart- shaped: on slender stems: with very round teeth. The Flowers: one to seven, about one third of an inch wide, borne in a dense corymb on stems, which are sometimes six inches long: petals five to eight. The Fruit: achenes. As you hold in your hand long runners of this creeping species, you notice that the small round flower heads -- green, yellow, or light dirty-brown, in accordance with the age of the tiny flowers -- top the short and slender stems, which are smooth and leafless. At the base of the stems or at the joints of the runners, are the small, broad leaves, round-toothed and heavily veined. When brought into the house, this plant will actually grow in water in a shallow dish. RANUNCULACE. E CROWFOOT FAMILY Ranunculus repens, L. Yellow, rarely white Creeping Buttercup, Gold-balk, May-September Ram's-clau-a, Sitfast, Shotted-leaf Butter-cup. Ranunculus: for derivation see acris. Repens: Latin for creeping. The Preferred Habitat: damp ground, by roadside...  
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