Flower-land: An Introduction to Botany

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Bemrose, 1889 - Botany - 240 pages
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Page 218 - To that cathedral, boundless as our wonder, Whose quenchless lamps the sun and moon supply ; Its choir the winds and waves — its organ thunder — Its dome the sky.
Page 217 - Neath cloistered boughs, each floral bell that swingeth And tolls its perfume on the passing air, Makes Sabbath in the fields, and ever ringeth A call to prayer. Not to the domes where crumbling arch and column Attest the feebleness of mortal hand, But to that fane, most catholic and solemn, Which God hath...
Page 160 - The fruits are most formidable, and arc said sometimes even to kill lions. They roll about over the dry plains, and, if they attach themselves to the skin, the wretched animal tries to tear them out, and sometimes getting them into his mouth perishes miserably.
Page 118 - The part of the ovary to which the ovules are attached is called the "placenta.
Page 139 - omni/erum, the Poppy ; n stigma ; j the pores which open by the removal of the valves (a).
Page 62 - But few know much about him other than that he exists. So I am going to tell you a little more about the old man, for I know him. I had often stopped and talked to the old chap for a while. There was something soothing and good about him which I seemed to need. I had done this so often that people must have thought he was an unfortunate relative of mine. It is not so. There is no distress in our family...
Page 128 - ... shed their pollen before the stigma of the pistil is ready to receive...
Page 213 - Epigynous. a top of stem or axis. k calyx, c corolla. s stamens. f carpels. n stigma. sk ovule. "inferior" (p 118), and the flower is said to be " epigynous"* as in the carrot, cow-parsnip, or vegetable marrow (Fig.

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