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A guide to the wild flowers by Alice Lounsberry

By Alice Lounsberry

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FAMILY Water-lily. COLOUR Yellow. ODOUR Scentless. Middle RANGE states, west and south. WATER TIME OF BLOOM July, August. Flowers: one to five i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r ; g r o w i n g s i n g l y o n l o n g , n a k e d scapes. Calyx a n d Corolla: a p p e a r l i k e t h o s e of t h e w h i t e w a t e r - l i l y . Stamens: n u m e r o u s . Pistils: numerous and h i d d e n i n a concave receptacle. Leaves: t w e n t y i n c h e s i n d i a m e t e r ; g r o w i n g w e l l o u t of the w a t e r , o r f l o a t i n g ; p e l t a t e ; v e i n e d .

Plate Sagittaria latifblia. FAMILY Water-plantain. COLOUR White. ODOUR Scentless. ) RANGE General. TIME OF BLOOM All summer. Flowers: g r o w i n g i n w h o r l s of t h r e e o n a leafless s c a p e . Calyx : o p e n ; of three sepals that f a l l early. Corolla: o p e n ; of t h r e e r o u n d e d p e t a l s . Stamens : v e r y n u m e r o u s , o n the receptacle. Pistils: d i s t i n c t ; very numerous. The f l o w e r s are i m p e r f e c t : t h e p i s t i l l a t e o n e s b e i n g t h o s e of t h e l o w e r w h o r l s a n d t h e s t a m i n a t e o n e s t h o s e of t h e u p p e r w h o r l s .

Flowers: several g r o w i n g o n each scape. Calyx: l a b i a t e or t w o - l i p p e d . Corolla: l a b i a t e , the s p u r s h o r t e r t h a n the l o w e r l i p . Stamens: two, with a n t h e r s that meet i n the t h r o a t . Pistil: o n e ; s t i g m a t w o - l i p p e d . Leaves: u n der water, many-parted, bearing rather large bladders. Stem : i m m e r s e d . T h i s aquatic herb, w h i c h we find i n s t i l l , slow water, is h a r d l y one to inspire us w i t h affection.

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