Excerpt from The Flora of the Town of Windham: Rockingham County, New Hampshire Our small state of New Hampshire, stretching as it does 180 miles from rth to south, and including every variety of surface front sea-coast to alpine summits more than a mile high, is a more interesting field for the botauist than any other equal area io the eastern half of the country. About 1,800 varieties of (lowering and higher flowerless plants are found growing wild in the state. The difference in climate, consequent upon differences in latitude and altitude, between the rthern or mountain region, and the southern or especially southeastern section of the state, produces a corresponding change in the vegetation, aud the state is divided botanically into two districts, named the Canadian and the AUeghanian. The line of division corresponds approximately with the line of 600 feet elevation above the sea, and that of forty-five degrees mean annual temperature, runuing from Lake Winnipesaukee southwest to Mt. Monadck, thence rthwest to Claremont The AUeghanian district thus includes the southern part of the Connecticut valley, the valley of the Merrimack proper, and the region east of it to the sea. Some of the characteristic wild plants of this district, t found in the Canadian, are the white oak, white birch, chestnut, mountain laurel, sweet pepperbush, wild grape, fall daudelion, and lupine. The township of Windham lies far within the limits of the AUeghanian district and thirty miles from the ocean; its surface varies ouly between 150 and 500 feet in elevation above sea-level: heoce its flora could t be expected to be so About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.