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Amaryllis Family
Usually only one of these little blossoms in a cluster on each plant opens at a time; but that one peers upward so brightly it cannot well be over-looked.
Iris Family
This gorgeous flower is thought by scientists to be all that it is for the bees' benefit, which, of course, is its own also.
Orchids Family
Swinging outward from a leaf-clasped stem, this orchid attracts us by its flaunted beauty and decorative form from tip to root.
Buckwheat Family
Everywhere we meet this commonest of plants or some of its similar kin, the erect pink spikes brightening road-sides, rubbish heaps, and fields, from mid-summer to frost.
Pokeweed Family
When the Pokeweed is "all on fire with ripeness," as Thoreau said; then the birds gather in flocks as a preliminary step to travelling southward.
Pink Family
The sole use man has discovered for this often pestiferous weed with which nature carpets moist soil the world around is to feed caged song-birds.
Purslane Family
Flowers—White veined with pink, or all pink, the veinings of deeper shade, on curving, slender pedicels.
Water-Lily Family
Because the Yellow Water-lily has the misfortune to claim relationship with the sweet-scented white species must it never receive its just meed of praise?
Crowfoot Family
What youngster has not held these shining golden flowers under his chin to test his fondness for butter?
Barberry Family
In giving this plant its abridged scientific name, Linnaeus seemed to see in its leaves a resemblance to a duck's foot (Anapodophyllum).
Poppy Family
Flowers—Pure white, rarely pinkish, golden centred, 1 to 11 in. across, solitary, at end of a smooth, naked scape 6 to 14 in. tall.
Fumitory Family
Rich leaf mould, accumulated between crevices of rock, makes the ideal home of this delicate yet striking flower, coarse-named, but refined in all its parts.
Mustard Family
From Europe this little low plant found its way, to become the commonest of our weeds, so completing its march around the globe.
Pitcher-Plant Family
Flower—Deep reddish purple, sometimes partly greenish, pink, or red, 2 in. or more across, globose.
Sundew Family
When we go to some sunny cranberry bog to look for these sundews, nothing could be more innocent looking than the tiny plant.
Saxifraage Family
Rooted in clefts of rock, the saxifrage shows rosettes of fresh green leaves in early spring, and soon whitens with its blossoms the most forbidding niches.
Witch-Hazel Family
The literature of Europe is filled with allusions to the witch-hazel, which, however, is quite distinct from our shrub.
Rose Family
Flowers—Pink or magenta, rarely white, very small, in dense, pyramidal clusters.
Pulse Family
Certain Long Island roadsides are bordered with wild senna, the brilliant flower clusters contrasted with the deep green of the beautiful foliage.
Wood-Sorrel Family
Flowers—White or delicate pink, veined with deep pink, about 1/2 in. long.
Geranium Family
Flowers—Pale magenta, purplish pink, or lavender, regular, 1 to 1 1/2 in. broad, solitary or a pair.
Milkwort Family
Unlike the common milkwort and many of its kin that grow in cloverlike heads, each one of the gay wings has beauty enough to stand alone.
These exquisite, bright flowers, hanging at a horizontal, like jewels from a lady's ear, may be responsible for the plant's folk-name.
Buckthorn Family
Light, feathery clusters of white little flowers interested thrifty colonial housewives not at all; the tender, young, downy leaves were what they sought to dry as a substitute for imported tea.
Mallow Family
Stately ranks of these magnificent flowers, growing among the tall sedges and "eat-tails" of the marshes, make the most insensate traveller exclaim at their amazing loveliness.
St. John's Wort Family
The Shrubby St. John's-wort bears yellow blossoms, about half an inch across, which are provided with stamens so numerous, the many flowered clusters have a soft, feathery effect.
Rockrose Family
Indeed, so much sap sometimes goes to the making of this crystal flower, that it would seem as if an extra reservoir in the soil must pump some up to supply it with its large fantastic corolla.
Violet Family
Lacking perfume only to be a perfectly satisfying flower, the Common Purple, Meadow, or Hooded Blue Violet has nevertheless established itself in the hearts of the people.
Evening Primrose Family
Spikes of these beautiful brilliant flowers towering up-ward above dry soil, particularly where forest fires have devastated the landscape, illustrate Nature's abhorrence of ugliness.
Ginseng Family
A striking, decorative plant, once much sought after for its medicinal virtues—still another herb with which old women delight to dose their victims for any malady from a cold to a carbuncle.
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