Flora of the Colosseum of Rome

 
9781236289193: Flora of the Colosseum of Rome

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...flowers, in terminal heads. Flora Romana, p. 76. Florig. Brit. i. 189. Stem, procumbent at the base, 4 to 8 inches long, branched and spreading, square, smooth or hairy; leaves, ovate, lanceolate, acute, the upper ones united at the base, forming an involucre to the small terminal umbels; flowers, blue, sessile; calyx, of 4 roughish lobes, the two opposite ones bifid. Annual, flowering during the summer months. ASPERULA, Linn. Woodruff. A. odorata, Linn. Sweet Woodruff. Leaves, 6 to 8 in a whorl, lanceolate, the margins rough; flowers, few, in long stalked panicles; fruit, bristly. Flora Romana, p. 77. Florig. Brit. i. 190. Stem, erect, about 6 inches high, square, smooth; leaves, with the prickles pointed forwards; flowers, white; fruit, of 2 closely united pericarpia, granulated, and clothed with hooked bristles. Perennial, flowering in April and May. The whole plant exhales, when drying, a highly aromatic odour, resembling new-made hay, which depends upon the benzoic acid which it contains. The flowers are said to excel in flavour, when made into an infusion, that of China tea. The Germans are said to mix it with some of their wines during fermentation, to give them a more grateful flavour; they also mix the plant with their clothes, to protect them from the depredation of insects. XXXVI. Nat. Ord.--Caprifoliacese, Juss. Genera. Corolla wheel-shaped Sambucus. Corolla bell-shaped Vibdrnum. Corolla tubular or funnel-shaped Lonicera. SAMBUCUS, Linn. Elder. Sambuco, ItaL S. Ebulus, Linn. Dwarf Elder or Dane-wood. Stem, herbaceous, furrowed; leaves, pinnate; leaflets, lanceolate, serrated; stipules, leafy, ovate, serrated; cymes, of 3 principal branches. / Flora Romana, p. 118. Florig. Brit. i. 440. Stem, 2 to 4 feet high, simple, leafy; leaves, opposite; flo...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 88 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: . . . flowers, in terminal heads. Flora Romana, p. 76. Florig. Brit. i. 189. Stem, procumbent at the base, 4 to 8 inches long, branched and spreading, square, smooth or hairy; leaves, ovate, lanceolate, acute, the upper ones united at the base, forming an involucre to the small terminal umbels; flowers, blue, sessile; calyx, of 4 roughish lobes, the two opposite ones bifid. Annual, flowering during the summer months. ASPERULA, Linn. Woodruff. A. odorata, Linn. Sweet Woodruff. Leaves, 6 to 8 in a whorl, lanceolate, the margins rough; flowers, few, in long stalked panicles; fruit, bristly. Flora Romana, p. 77. Florig. Brit. i. 190. Stem, erect, about 6 inches high, square, smooth; leaves, with the prickles pointed forwards; flowers, white; fruit, of 2 closely united pericarpia, granulated, and clothed with hooked bristles. Perennial, flowering in April and May. The whole plant exhales, when drying, a highly aromatic odour, resembling new-made hay, which depends upon the benzoic acid which it contains. The flowers are said to excel in flavour, when made into an infusion, that of China tea. The Germans are said to mix it with some of their wines during fermentation, to give them a more grateful flavour; they also mix the plant with their clothes, to protect them from the depredation of insects. XXXVI. Nat. Ord. --Caprifoliacese, Juss. Genera. Corolla wheel-shaped Sambucus. Corolla bell-shaped Vibdrnum. Corolla tubular or funnel-shaped Lonicera. SAMBUCUS, Linn. Elder. Sambuco, ItaL S. Ebulus, Linn. Dwarf Elder or Dane-wood. Stem, herbaceous, furrowed; leaves, pinnate; leaflets, lanceolate, serrated; stipules, leafy, ovate, serrated; cymes, of 3 principal branches. Flora Romana, p. 118. Florig. Brit. i. 440. Stem, 2 to 4 feet high, simple, leafy; leaves, opposite; flo. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781236289193

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