A Pocket Botanical Dictionary

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Bredburgh and Evans, 1838 - 354 pages
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Page 34 - And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
Page 101 - ... which disappear as the season advances. It may readily be distinguished from the White ash by its bark, which is of a duller hue and less deeply furrowed. The Black ash is altogether a tree of less stature than the preceding. The other native sorts are the Red ash (F. tomentosa), with the...
Page 85 - The foliage is open, light and of a fresh agreeable tint : each leaf is four or five inches long, and consists of two parallel rows of leaflets upon a common stem. The leaflets are small, fine and somewhat arching, with the convex side outwards. In autumn they change from a light green to a dull red, and are shed soon after.
Page 219 - Genessee, where the winter is rigorous, the cotton wood is seventy or eighty feet in height and three or four feet in diameter. The leaves are deltoid, or trowel-shaped, approaching to cordiform, always longer than they are broad, glabrous and equally toothed ; the petioles are compressed and of a yellowish green, with two glands of the same color at the base; the branches are angular, and the angles form whitish lines, which persist even in the adult age of the tree.
Page 294 - Its bark is said to be easily detached during eight months of the year; soaked in water, and suppled by pounding, it is used in the Northern states for the bottoms of common chairs.
Page 308 - ... 4-sided, shorter than the leaves; bracts subulate, minute divisions of the calyx lanceolate; petals all very entire, veinless ; upper one naked, glabrous; lateral ones bearded, and with the upper one, marked with a few blue lines ; lower ones oiien becoming reddish outside; spur short, gibbous, acutish ; stigma pubescent, scarcely beaked.
Page ciii - ... to be gathered in dry weather, and immediately deposited in the tin box, which prevents their becoming shrivelled by evaporation. If gathered in wet weather, they must be laid out for some time on a table or elsewhere to undergo a partial drying. When roots have been taken up along with the stems, they ought to be first washed, and then exposed for some time to the air. Let us now suppose that a dozen specimens are procured. Over one of the boards lay two or three sheets of the paper, on the...
Page 101 - The leaves at their unfolding are accompanied by stipula: which fall after two or three weeks : they are twelve or fifteen inches long when fully developed, and composed of three or four pair of leaflets with an odd one. The leaflets are sessile, oval-acuminate, denticulated, of a deep green color, smooth on the upper surface, and coated with red down upon the main ribs beneath : when bruised they emit an odor like that of elder leaves.
Page 138 - ... feet, five feet from the ground. Its roots extend even with the surface of the earth, in a serpentine direction, and with little variation in size, to the distance of forty feet. The trunk ramifies at a small height, and the branches, seeking a direction more horizontal than those of other trees, and spreading widely, form a large and tufted head, which gives the tree a remarkable appearance. The bark of the secondary branches is smooth and grayish. The buds, like those of the black walnut, are...
Page 110 - A wed. annually at the approach of winter. The flowers, which open in June, are small, not very conspicuous and disposed in bunches. The fruit is in form of flat, crooked, pendulous pods, from twelve to eighteen inches long, and of a reddish-brown color. The pods contain hard, smooth, brown seeds, enveloped in a pulpy substance, which, for a month after their maturity, is very sweet, and which then becomes extremely sour. The perfect wood or heart of the sweet locust nearly resembles that of the...

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