A Popular California Flora

A Popular California Flora
A Popular California Flora
Excerpt from A Popular California Flora: Or, Manual of Botany for Beginners; Containing Descriptions of Flowering Plants Growing in Central California, and Westward to the Ocean, With Illustrated Introductory LessonsI have endeavored to prepare an inexpensive manual which will enable beginners in botany to determine the names of all plants with conspicuous flowers, that may be found growing wild in the Central Valley of California from Visalia to Marysville and through the Coast Ranges from Monterey to Ukiah. Over six hundred species of plants are characterized by descriptions condensed, for the most part, from Vol. I of the "California Botany," and Sereno Watson's "Revision of the North American Liliaccse." Valuable material has also been obtained from a "Revision of the Eriogoncoe," by Torrey and Gray, Gray's "Synoptical Flora of North America," and "Gray's Manual of Botany."Plants belonging to the Parsnip, Aster, "Willow, Oak and Pine Families, arc not described, being mostly too difficult for beginners, or of little interest to them.The Introductory Lessons are designed to show the learner how to study the growth of plants, as well as to give such knowledge of their structure as will enable him to understand the descriptions in the Flora.The "Glossary of Generic and Specific Names" will enable the student to make appropriate common names for most plants.To the authors, whose works have furnished the materials for this book, is due the credit for whatever of excellence it may possess; to the compiler, who may, in a few cases, have misrepresented these authors, attaches the blame for most of its defects.I am indebted for suggestions and criticisms to Prof. E. Hilgard, "Or. C. L. Anderson, Prof. W. II. Brewer and Dr. Asa Gray. To the latter I am especially grateful for his kind interest in my humble work.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.