Field Book of Western Wild Flowers: The Ultimate Guide to Flowers Growing West of the Rocky Mountains

By Margaret Armstrong, J. J. Thornber

Margaret Armstrong, a prolific e-book disguise fashion designer and illustrator, spent many years touring round the western usa in the beginning of the 20 th century, and in 1911 she was once one of many first girls to descend to the ground of the Grand Canyon. There she chanced on a few new flower species and commenced writing and illustrating the beautiful and thorough Field e-book of Western Wildflowers.

This used to be the 1st complete guide to provide certain information regarding the plethora of vegetation starting to be within the western usa and contains targeted details on seventy-five plant households, like water-plantain, lily, buttercup, poppy, mustard, hydrangea, plum, rose, cactus, wintergreen, figwort, and valerian households, and plenty of others.

Armstrong comprises info on key features of every species, together with peak, leaf and petal beneficial properties, colours, the place every one flower can probably be stumbled on, perfect stipulations they flourish in, and masses extra.

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Ovary two-celled; leaves numerous. Solanaceae f. Ovary 3- or four-celled. g. kind one; ovary 3- celled. Polemoniaceae g. kinds ; ovary 4- celled. Boraginaceae d. Pistils . e. Stamens and stigmas united; plants with hood-like appendages. Asclepidaceae e. Stamens and stigmas now not united; vegetation with out hood-like appendages. Apocynaceae b. Corolla kind of abnormal. c. Fruit a many-seeded pill. d. Ovary two-celled. Scrophulariaceae d. Ovary one-celled; vegetation with out eco-friendly foliage. Orobanchaceae c. Fruit of 2 or 4 seed-like nutlets. d. Ovary four-lobed; crops generally fragrant. Labiatae d. Ovary no longer lobed; vegetation hardly ever fragrant. Verbenaceae E. Ovary inferior. a. Stamens 8 or ten; evergreen shrubs. Ericaceae a. Stamens 5 or fewer in quantity. b. crops tendril-bearing. Cucurbilaceae b. vegetation now not tendril-bearing. c. Stamens loose, now not united. d. Leaves trade; stamens loose from the corolla. Campanulaceae d. Leaves contrary or whorled: stamens inserted at the corolla. e. Stamens one to 3. Valerianaceae e. Stamens 4 to 5. f. Leaves contrary, by no means in whorls nor with stipules. Caprifoliaceae f. Leaves contrary and with stipules, or in whorls and with out stipules. Rubiaceae c. Stamens united via their anthers. d. Corollas all strap-shaped and excellent; juice milky. Cichoriaceae d. Marginal corollas strap-shaped, by no means excellent; disk corollas excellent; juice no longer milky. Compositae WATER-PLANTAIN relatives. Alismaceae. a slightly small kinfolk, greatly dispensed, starting to be in fresh-water swamps and streams. The leaves are all from the basis, with lengthy sheathing leaf-stalks, and the flora are ordinary and excellent, or with simply pistils or purely stamens; the sepals 3; the petals 3; the stamens six or extra; the ovaries a variety of, stronger, constructing into dry, one-seeded nutlets. There are a great many sorts of Sagittaria, with fibrous roots and milky juice; the leaves are typically arrow-shaped; the decrease plants frequently pistillate and the higher ones frequently staminate; the stamens are quite a few and the varied ovaries are heavily crowded and shape roundish heads. The identify is from the Latin for “arrow,” touching on the form of the leaves. an enticing and extremely ornamental plant, with stout, soft, hole flower-stems, from 8 inches to 4 toes tall, with very good-looking, delicate, olive-green leaves and papery bracts. The vegetation are approximately an inch throughout, with delicately crumpled, white petals and yellow anthers, forming a vivid golden heart, and the vegetation glance very lovely status alongside the perimeters of ponds. The leaves are awfully variable either in dimension and form. this can be came across all through North the USA. The tubers are fit for human consumption and consequently the plant is usually referred to as Tule Potato, and they're a lot eaten by way of the chinese language in California. The Indian identify is Wapato. Arrowhead Sagittària latifòlia White summer time North the USA LILY kin. Liliaceae. a superbly attractive kin, huge and largely allotted, usually perennial herbs, turning out to be from bulbs or root-stocks, with ideal, standard, symmetrical vegetation and toothless leaves.

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