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Identifier: nativeflowersfer01meeh
Title: The native flowers and ferns of the United States in their botanical, horticultural and popular aspects
Year: 1878 (1870s)
Authors: Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901
Subjects: Wild flowers -- United States Ferns -- United States
Publisher: Boston : L. Prang and Co.
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library

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ons of the floral parts to leaves and branches; but inthis the arrestation has been so severe that we lose all resem-blances in the flower, and we cannot tell whether the corolla ismade up of a single leaf or several. The attention of the stu-dent is directed to this point because here will ultimately befound the full explanation of the reason why flowers are some-times of very peculiar forms. Generally, we can tell what form the seed-vessel will assumebefore the petals or the corolla fade; but in this Pcdicidaj^is, thecapsule continues to grow, and ultimately assumes a sword-likebeak, projecting beyond the calyx. (See Fig. 2.) When mature,it opens by a slit on tlie upper side through which the ripeseeds escape. Altogether it is a very interesting plant to study,as well as a pretty ol^ject to look at for those who wish to enjoyonly the external beauty of nature. Explanation ok tiik Plate. — i. A single branch fro:n a root-stock. — 2. Calyx and matureseed-vessel. / Vc r i-.rv A T P

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Erythronium Americanum. L. PFCPjtG & CoMPAK\, Boston

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