Familiar Wild Flowers, Volume 2

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Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1877 - Flowers
 

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Page 49 - 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 48 - ... 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 94 - ... usually applied to any loose racemose inflorescence in which the stalks are irregularly elongated and branched.
Page 49 - ... 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 49 - ... 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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