A Catalogue of the Uncultivated Ferns and Fern Allies and the Flowering Plants of Vigo County, Indiana

1896 - 129 Seiten
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Seite 588 - List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta growing without cultivation in Northeastern North. America," prepared by a Committee of the Botanical Club of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and published in 1894 as the fifth volume of the Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club.
Seite 638 - November child, and yet reminds me of the very earliest spring. Its blossoms smell like the spring, like the willow catkins. By their color as well as fragrance they belong to the saffron dawn of the year, suggesting amid all these signs of autumn, falling leaves, and frost, that the life of nature by which she eternally flourishes is untouched. It stands here in the shadow on the side of the hill, while the sunlight from over the top of the hill lights up its topmost sprays and yellow blossoms....
Seite 668 - ... from the sap of its host. In this parasitic state it has no need for organs of nutrition of its own, and Nature therefore takes them away. Henceforth, to the botanist, the adult Dodder presents the degraded spectacle of a plant without a root, without a twig, without a leaf, and having a stem so useless as to be inadequate to bear its own weight.
Seite 643 - Dwarf Wild Rose. Dry, usually gravelly or sandy soil ; frequent. Along railways, especially TH & L. near Heckland. June 1. 391. (2172.) R. RUBIGINOSA L. Sweet Brier. Eglantine. Waste places and roadsides ; frequent. Old canal. Roadsides near St. Mary's, etc. May 26. "The seed vessel of the sweet brier is a very beautiful, glossy, elliptical fruit. This shrub, what with the fragrance of its leaves, its blossoms, and its fruit, is thrice crowned.
Seite 639 - Every wild apple shrub excites our expectation thus, somewhat as every wild child. It is, perhaps, a prince in disguise. What a lesson to man ! So are human beings, referred to the highest standard, the celestial fruit which they suggest and aspire to bear, browsed on by fate ; and only the most persistent and strongest genius defends itself and prevails, sends a tender scion upward at last, and drops its perfect fruit on the ungrateful earth. Poets and philosophers and statesmen thus spring up in...
Seite 676 - L. Moth Mullein. Roadsides and waste places ; scarce. National road west of Macksville. Durkey's Ferry road, north of Fivemile Pond. May 25. 657. (3432.) V. THAPSUS L. Common Mullein. Old, dry fields, banks and roadsides; common. June 11. Many plants there are which man in his ignorance calls "homely weeds," ne'er seeing their smaller points of usefulness or beauty. The mullein, with its long spikes of yellow flowers and thick, velvety leaves, is one of these. Its basal leaves which, when it blooms,...
Seite 594 - Pursh.) Borders of ponds ; frequent. May 22. . "Specimens differ greatly in size and form of leaf, the difference depending largely on the habitat of the plant. When growing in deep pools or running streams the petioles become thick, rigid and elongated, with long, narrowly lanceolate, spongy blades, or the tapering attenuate phyllodia are leafless. This is the S.
Seite 668 - If one could trace its history from the beginning he would doubtless find that it once possessed a weak stem, and desiring to reach the light, and twining to accomplish this, it tasted juices by chance, was nourished by them, and thus began a downfall which has continued until it presents the degraded spectacle of a plant " without a root, without a twig, without a leaf, and having a stem so useless as to be inadequate to bear its own weight. Other plants, with smaller beginnings, have gone on to...
Seite 694 - ... (Barnes). R. HIRTA L. Black-eyed Susan. Meadow Coue Flower. Nigger-head. In all parts of the State, being found in open places in either dry or damp soils. It is perhaps more abundant in dry soils. It varies widely in habit even in the same situation. Prof. Blatchley says: "Appears to be both an annual and biennial; in the former case lower and more simple stemmed and blooming in late autumn; as a biennial, stouter, more branched and blossoming early.
Seite 644 - Jus*. 402. (2238.) M. ALBA Lam. White Sweet Clover. Dry gravelly soil in waste grounds ; frequent. Sides of canal. Crossing of I. & St. L. Railway and St. Mary's Road. May 27. Sometimes reaches a height of six feet and forms dense thickets, which, when the plants are old, are difficult to penetrate. 403. (2239.) M. OFFICINALIS (L.) Lam. Yellow Sweet Clover. Dry or alluvial soil ; scarce. Side of Vandalia Railway, one mile east of Terre Haute. June 12. 205.

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