The Botanic Garden. Part II. eBook

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Air separated from water by the attraction of points to water being less than that of the particles of water to each other

Minute division of sub-aquatic leaves

Water-cress and other aquatic plants inhabit all climates

Butomus esculent; Lotus of Egypt; Nymphaea

Ocymum covered with salt every night

Salt a remote cause of scrophula, and immediate cause of sea-scurvy

Coloured spatha of Arum, and blotched leaves, if they serve the purpose of a coloured petal

Tulip-roots with a red cuticle produce red flowers

Of vegetable mules the internal parts, at those of fructification, resemble the female parent; and the external parts, the male one

The same occurs in animal mules, as the common mule and the hinnus, and in sheep

The wind called Harmattan from volcanic eruptions; some epidemic coughs or influenza have the same origin

Fish killed in the sea by dry summers in Asia

Hedysarum gyrans perpetually moves its leaves like the respiration of animals

Plants possess a voluntary power of motion Loud cracks from ice-mountains explained

Muschus corallinus vegetates below the snow, where the heat is always about 40.

Quick growth of vegetables in northern latitudes after the solution of the snows explained

The Rail sleeps in the snow

Conserva aegagropila rolls about the bottom of lakes

Lycoperdon tuber, truffle, requires no light

Account of caprification

Figs wounded with a straw, and pears and plumbs wounded by insects ripen sooner, and become sweeter

Female figs closed on all sides, supposed to be monsters

Basaltic columns produced by volcanoes shewn by their form

Byssus floats on the sea in the day, and sinks in the night

Conserva polymorpha twice changes its colour and its form

Some seed-vessels and seeds resemble insects

Individuality of flowers not destroyed by the number of males or females which they contain

Trees are swarms of buds, which are individuals

INDEX OF THE NAMES OF THE PLANTS

Adonis
Aegragropila
Alcea
Amaryllis
Anemone
Anthoxanthum
Arum
Avena

Barometz
Bellis
Byssus

Cactus
Calendula
Callitriche
Canna
Cannabis
Capri-ficus
Carlina
Caryophyllus
Caffia
Cereus
Chondrilla
Chunda
Cinchona
Circaea
Cistus
Cocculus
Colchicum
Collinsonia
Conserva
Cupressus
Curcuma
Cuscuta
Cyclamen
Cyperus

Dianthus
Dictamnus
Digitalis
Dodecatheon
Draba
Drosera
Dypsacus

Ficus
Fucus
Fraxinella

Galanthus
Genista
Gloriosa
Gossypium

Hedysarum
Helianthus
Helleborus
Hippomane
Ilex
Impatiens
Iris

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