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Title: The American flora : or history of plants and wild flowers : containing their scientific and general description, natural history, chemical and medical properties, mode of culture, propagation , &c., designed as a book of reference for botanists, physicians, florists, gardeners, students, etc.
Authors: Strong, Asa B
Publisher: New York : Hull & Spencer
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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s descriptive matter isplain and simple, disencumbered of all useless and unintelligiblematter, but clear and explicit—intended, without the intense laborrequired on more elaborate works, to imprint on the memory animpression as perfect, but of much easier and more lasting reten-tion. From the practical knowledge and experience of the Author,its pharmacological observations are both extensive and important,and its medicinal information will insure its claim as a valuableacquisition to the library of the practitioner. It is a work of muchcare and research, where the very spirit of botanical science is ex-tracted from its countless integral, like the essential oils by distilla-tion from the sweet-scented leaves of the Rose or the Jassamine.It is no ephemeral of a passing day, as we have seen some, shiningwith a borrowed lustre from a sun that never intended to gild andbrighten their leaves, but which have faded when his influence waswithdrawn, and withered in the absence of his light.
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• ^y/7> ■ //■:->// ^ WBRARy NEW voj^j. NAT. ORDER. Senticosce. FRAGARIA VIRGINIANA. VIRGINIA STRAWBERRY. Class XII. IcosANDRiA. Order V. Polygynia. Gen. Char. Calyx ten-cleft. Petals five. Acines naked, fixed ona large, pulpy, deciduous receptacle. Spe. Char. Leaflets broad-oval, smoothish above. Hairs of thepetiole spreading. Peduncles appressed, fructifeious. Calyxspreading. The strawberry has been long in cultivation, and many excellentvarieties have originated under the practical skill and care bestow-ed on their culture. The best and most convenient season forforming a new plantation of strawberries is the month of August,as then the young plants produced on what is called runners fromthe old stocks are fit to be separated from the parent, each havingroots of its own. The best soil for most of the varieties is a mellowloam, but almost any kind of garden soil in good heart is suitable.The ground intended to receive them should be trenched or double-digged, and the surf
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