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

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1818 - 524 pages
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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.
Page 417 - 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 11 - 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 383 - 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.
Page 12 - Plants with few stamens, not frequently poisonous, except the number be five ; but if the number be twelve or more, and the smell nauseous, heavy, and sickly, the plants are generally poisonous.

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