Preliminary Catalogue of the Flora of West Virginia (Google eBook)

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M.W. Donnally, Public Printer, 1892 - Botany - 537 pages
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Page 412 - Blue Stem." Fields and waste ground. Jefferson : abundant especially near Charlestown, where there are many fields absolutely blue with the plant. Dr. Gray says of his trip through this country: "From the moment we entered the valley, we observed such immense quantities of Echium vulgare, that we were no longer surprised at the doubt expressed by Pursh whether it were really an introduced plant;" near Shenandoah Junction ; Shepherdstown and Harper's Ferry.
Page 348 - ROBINIA L. R. PSEUD-ACACIA L. Yellow Locust. Common throughout the State, even in the higher mountains. Dr. Asa Gray, in his account of a "Botanical Excursion to the mountains of North Carolina," says : "On the rocky banks of the Potomac below Harper's Ferry, we saw for the first time the common Locust tree (Robinia Pseudacacia) decidedly indigenous. It probably extends to the southern confines of Pennsylvania ; and from this point south, it is everywhere abundant, but we did not meet with it east...
Page 366 - Two or three feet high, divergently branched, the branches ascending. Leaves linear, elongated, 2-4-in. long, i^-4-lines wide, acute; flowers solitary in the axils of the upper leaves or bracts, yellow ; sepals ovate-lanceolate acute, narrower than those of L. alternifolia ; branches and both sides of the leaves somewhat pubesent. Petals apparently remaining on the plant longer than those of L. alternifolia, which, as Dr. Millspaugh observes, commonly fall away when the plant is shocked.
Page 356 - Nearest to R. villosus, but evidently a distinct species. Curiously enough there is a leaf of this species glued down on the sheet of R. Canadensis, L in herb Linn., and it appears to have been included in his description of that species the specimens furnished by Kalm." Near the summit of Point Mountain in Randolph county at an altitude of 3,500 ft., also along the Gandy in great profusion. Pendleton and Pocahontas : on Little Rich Mountains abundant. The mountaineers claim that it is upon this...
Page 356 - sharply, but not deeply serrate ; stock of the terminal leaf'let 7-10 cm. long; inflorescence loosely racemose; bracts 'linear-lanceolate; acuminate; fruit black, about 10 mm. 'long.
Page 354 - Spiraea betulaefolia, Pall, and S. corymbosa, Raf., have much longer follicles exserted beyond the calyx, broader, thicker, and dentate leaves, and are different in habit. Rafinesque published a number of species in his New Flora, but none of them can apply to this one.
Page 354 - On damp rocks along the Monongahela River, Morgantown, West Virginia, collected by Dr. CF Millspaugh in flower, June 2Oth, 1890, and in apparently imperfect fruit late in September. Collected also by Mr. GR Vasey in the mountains of North Carolina, 1878.
Page 348 - Paronychia dichotmna, and Draba ramosissima, all of which grow here upon the rocks. We observed the first in passing, but it was not yet in flower. On the rocky banks of the Potomac below Harper's Ferry, we saw for the first time the common Locust-tree (Robinia Pseudacacia) decidedly indigenous. It probably extends to the southern confines of Pennsylvania ; and from this point south it is everywhere abundant, but we did not meet with it east of the Blue Ridge.
Page 488 - ... angles not auricled, filled by large hyaline cells to the base of the broad, brown vein, those of the blade oblong or square next the vein becoming spindle-shaped and prosenchymatous toward the margin, vein thick, excurrent into a dentate slender tip, rough on back. Dioecious, perichaetium 5 to 7 mm.
Page 415 - Clarksburg, Wilsonburg, Good Hope, Mt. Clair, and Wallace. Ohio : near Elm Grove and West Liberty. Wood : near Waverly, Belleville, Deer Walk and Kanawha Station Hardy : near Moorefield and Wardensville. Grant : near Medley and Petersburg. Jefferson : near Moore's and Kabletown. Summers : near Forest Hill and Talcott. Wetzel : near Endicott, Pine Grove, New Martinsville and Blake. Mineral: near Patterson's Depot, and Blaine. Wirt: near Burning Springs, Morris, Evelyn, and Reedy Ripple.

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