By Alice Lounsberry

ISBN-10: 2963263333

ISBN-13: 9782963263333

Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1899. eco-friendly forums are stable - exhibit significant shelfwear and soiling. backbone pale. textual content is fresh and unmarked. Pencil notation on entrance pastedown. prior owner's identify in ink on identify web page. No DJ.

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It had been form e r l y c u l t i v a t e d i n n o r t h e r n greenhouses, as it had the potent c h a r m of beauty. So congenial to its tastes d i d it find the sunny shores of the St. J o h n s R i v e r and the y e l l o w i s h water that abounds i n h u m i d acid and o r g a n i c matter that it soon laid aside all the customs of a guest, and d e t e r m i n e d upon d a b b l i n g in the p o l i t i c a l economy a n d affairs of the c o u n t r y . I n streams where sulphur or other distasteful acids are prevalent it is not able to survive.

Southward. crowded on a spadix. n a k e d ; slender. Leaves: TIME OF BLOOM May. on long petioles; O f a l l the aquatics the golden c l u b is perhaps the most curious. I t is a simple member of its f a m i l y . The Arums have been most careful to envelope their flowers in a generous spathe, that they m i g h t appear before the w o r l d i n a seemly garment. T h e w i l d c a l l a , J a c k - i n - t h e - p u l p i t , even the s k u n k cabbage, have a l l adhered most closely to this little convent i o n a l i t y .

Leaves: TIME OF BLOOM May. on long petioles; O f a l l the aquatics the golden c l u b is perhaps the most curious. I t is a simple member of its f a m i l y . The Arums have been most careful to envelope their flowers in a generous spathe, that they m i g h t appear before the w o r l d i n a seemly garment. T h e w i l d c a l l a , J a c k - i n - t h e - p u l p i t , even the s k u n k cabbage, have a l l adhered most closely to this little convent i o n a l i t y . I t must be s o m e t h i n g of a shock to their sense of p r o p r i e t y to have the g o l d e n c l u b dispense w i t h this c l o t h i n g a n d flaunt itself before the w o r l d w i t h no protection whatever for its poor little flowers.

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