The Plant Life of Maryland

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 426 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART VII LIST OF PLANTS COLLECTED AND OBSERVED COMPILED BY FORREST SHREVE LIST OF PLANTS COLLECTED AND OBSERVED COMPILED BY FORREST SHREVE The preparation of a Flora of Maryland, or even the publication of a List of Plants Collected, was not part of the original plan of the work the results of which are embodied in the foregoing pages. However, the collections and observations of the writer, together with those of other members of the staff who collaborated in the field work, have resulted in the formation of a card list of the flora which, incomplete as it is, is sufficiently full to be worth publishing. This is particularly true in view of the fact that there has never been published a List covering the entire State. It might have been easily possible to increase the number of species listed by searching for Maryland plants in various collections, particularly those at the Maryland Agricultural College and the National Herbarium and the collection of William Canby, now at the New York College of Pharmacy. This has scarcely been deemed worth the labor it would involve, as those collections will always be quite as accessible an now, so the List as it stands embraces, with few exceptions, an entirely fresh set of observations. It is the opinion of the writer that it is more desirable at this time to increase knowledge as to the distribution, limits of range and habitat of the commoner plants of the native flora than it is to prepare complete lists of the flora elaborated by the most refined methods of present-day taxonomy. The species embraced in this List are such as have been observed or collected by the writer either before or after the projecting of this volume, those collected by Dr. M. A. Chrysler in the Western Shore District of the Coastal Zone, ...

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