Familiar Wild Flowers, Volume 2

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Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Company, 1877 - Flowers
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Page i - One spirit — His, Who wore the platted thorns with bleeding brows, Rules universal nature. Not a flower But shows some touch, in freckle, streak, or stain, Of his unrivalled pencil, He' inspires Their balmy odours, and imparts their hues, And bathes their eyes with nectar, and includes, In grains as countless as the sea-side sands, The forms, with which he sprinkles all the earth.
Page i - The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
Page 51 - SUCCORY. 83 branches stretch out to some distance in each direction, and are but sparsely clothed with leaves of any considerable size. The stems, however, bear leaves and flower-heads in great profusion ; the spaces of clear stems are very small. The general aspect of the plant is somewhat stiff and angular. The lower leaves of the plant are large and spreading, thickly covered with hairs, and something like the form of the dandelion leaf, except that the numerous lateral segments, or lobes, are,...
Page 50 - ... common and specific names from the same word. The endive is a plant of Southern Asia. The endive and the succory are the only two species in the genus Cichorium. The succory is a perennial. The stems attain to a height of some three feet or so. The lateral branches are numerous and spreading ; they are given off at a very considerable angle from the central stem, so that the general effect of the plant, though spreading, is not rich and full, since the...
Page 96 - ... usually applied to any loose racemose inflorescence in which the stalks are irregularly elongated and branched.
Page 51 - ... branches numerous and spreading, given off at a very considerable angle from the central stem, so that the general effect of the plant, though spreading, is not rich and full, as the branches stretch out some distance in each direction and are but sparsely clothed with leaves of any considerable size. The general aspect of the plant is somewhat stiff and angular. The lower leaves of the plant are large and spreading - thickly covered with hairs, something like the form of the Dandelion leaf,...
Page 51 - ... is a perennial, with a tap root like the Dandelion. The stems are 2 to 3 feet high, the lateral branches numerous and spreading, given off at a very considerable angle from the central stem, so that the general effect of the plant, though spreading, is not rich and full, as the branches stretch out some distance in each direction and are but sparsely clothed with leaves of any considerable size. The general aspect of the plant is somewhat stiff and angular. The lower leaves of the plant are large...

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