Handbook of the Trees of New England: With Ranges Throughout the United States and Canada

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Ginn & Company, 1901 - Trees - 196 pages
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Page 74 - NEW ENGLAND — Maine — southern sections; New Hampshire — most abundant eastward; in the Connecticut valley confined to the hills in the immediate vicinity of the river, extending up the tributary streams a short distance and disappearing entirely before reaching the mouth of the Passumpsic...
Page 96 - Rich, low grounds; low, rocky woods and hillsides. Valley of the St. Lawrence, apparently not abundant; south to Florida; west to North Dakota and Texas. IN NEW ENGLAND— Maine— District of Maine, rare; Waterborough. (York county); New Hampshire — valley of the Connecticut, usually disappearing within ten miles of the river; ranges as far north as the mouth of the Passumpsic; Vermont — frequent; Massachusetts — rare In the eastern sections, frequent westward; Rhode Island — infrequent.
Page 172 - Parts around pistil. Persistent. Remaining longer than usual, as calyx upon fruit, or leaves which die but remain on trees through the winter. Perisperm. The albumen of a seed. Petal. A division of the corolla. Petiole. The stalk of a leaf. Phloem. Portion of fibrovascular bundle containing the bast and sieve tissues. Photosynthesis. Process by which sugar and starch are produced in a plant by means of the chlorophyll grain. Pilose. Covered with long soft hairs. Pinnate leaf. Compound with leaflets...
Page 12 - ... westward beyond the Rocky mountains, extending northward along the tributaries of the Yukon in Alaska. iN NEW ENGLAND — Maine — common throughout, covering extensive areas almost to the exclusion of other trees in the central and northern sections, occasional on the top of Katahdin (5.215 ft.); New Hampshire and Vermont — common in sphagnum swamps of low and high altitudes; the dwarf form, var.
Page v - Only those common names are given which are actually used in some part of New England, whether or not the same name is applied to different trees. It seems best to record what is, and not what ought to be. Common names that are the creation of botanists have been disregarded altogether.
Page xxvi - ... southwestern section near the seacoast; as far north as Chesterville, Franklin county; scarcely more than a shrub near its northern limits; New Hampshire — most common along the Merrlmac valley to the White Mountains and up the Connecticut valley to the mouth of the Passumpsic, reaching an...
Page 116 - Flowers l/2 to ^ in. in diameter when fully expanded, in broad many-flowered compound tomentose cymes ; bracts and bractlets linear-lanceolate, coarsely glandular-serrate, caducous ; calyx tomentose, the lobes lanceolate, glandular-serrate, nearly glabrous or tomentose, persistent, wide-spreading or erect on the fruit, dark red above at the base ; stamens ten ; anthers yellow ; styjes three or four.
Page 68 - Moist, rocky soil. Nova Scotia through Quebec and Ontario: south to Florida; west to Wisconsin, Missouri, and Texas. IN NEW ENGLAND — Maine — abundant; New Hampshire — throughout the state; common on the...
Page xxvi - Most common in dry. sterile soils, occasional in swamps. New Brunswick to Lake Ontario; south to Virginia and along the mountains to northern Georgia; west to western New York, Ohio. Kentucky, and Tennessee. IN NEW ENGLAND — Maine — mostly in the southwestern section near the...
Page 116 - I to i1^ in. long. Flowers late in May. Fruit ripens and falls toward the end of October usually after the leaves. Slopes of hills and the high banks of salt marshes usually in rich well-drained soil, Essex county, Massachusetts, John Robinson, 1900; Gerrish island, Maine,/. G.Jack, 1899-1900; Brunswick, Maine, Mrs. Kate Furbish, May 1899; Newfoundland, A. C. Waghorne, 1894.

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