The Wayside Flowers of Summer: A Study of the Conspicuous Herbaceous Plants Blooming Upon Our Northern Roadsides During the Months of July and August (Classic Reprint) by Harriet L Keeler (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Wayside Flowers of Summer: A Study of the Conspicuous Herbaceous Plants Blooming Upon Our Northern Roadsides During the Months of July and August Summer flowers of the roadside in the meaning of this volume are the herbaceous plants ordinarily found in bloom on the roadsides of our Northern States during the months of July and August. It is true that summer officially begins with the 21st of June, but it is t until July that the full flood of the season's flora is upon us; and, although summer officially continues until the 22d of September, the prevailing flowers of September, the Goldenrods and the Asters, are the flowers of autumn. The plants described in this volume are those that the wayfarer, starting out upon his summer vacation, will most likely meet if he goes on foot, or pass if he takes an auto, or see from the windows of his moving train; they are the ones that are part and parcel of summer life, that are ever in sight, that surround him at every turn. In round numbers they vary from one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty. This is about the number of conspicuous plants that habitually leap the fences and stand by the roadside. There is thought of making this volume a catalogue - plants that are t conspicuous are omitted, also those like the Orchids that are rare. The book stands for an effort to make the common wayside flowers familiar to the general public by sight and by name. 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.