February 10, 2018

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By Bobby J. Ward

ISBN-10: 0585348499

ISBN-13: 9780585348490

ISBN-10: 0881924695

ISBN-13: 9780881924695

An wonderful survey of eighty plant genera, with a large number of references to, and extracts from, delusion and literature through the a while. This pleasant publication will motivate you to examine your personal backyard in a brand new gentle, in response to what William Blake or the traditional Romans stated approximately them.

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Tennyson also conjured up the amaryllis and other flowers in "The Daisy" (1855), a poem of the poet's tender daydream after picking a daisy along the streets of Edinburgh: What slender campanili grew By bays, the peacock's neck in hue; Where, here and there, on sandy beaches A milky-bell'd amaryllis blew! In the language of flowers, the amaryllis suggested haughtiness and pride, owing, it seems, to the dazzling splendor of the amaryllis flower terminating on an elongated scape. Ironically, timidity was also symbolized by the amaryllis, perhaps because it was a trait of the hillside Page 44 shepherdesses of ancient Greece.

C. Raulston of the North Carolina State University Arboretum. This book is no exception. J. C. initially suggested a collaboration between Timber Press and me and went so far as to offer his house for an appointment with Neal Maillet, acquisitions editor at Timber Press. Neal's unabashed enthusiasm encouraged this project to its fruition. Page 14 Roy Dicks was the initial reader and snipper of thorns from each draft chapter. He also served as a personal reference librarian, double-checking dates and text accuracy, both on-line and in the stacks.

The species name hyemalis comes from Latin and means, paradoxically, of winter. The winter aconite was once charmingly called New Year's gifts in Lincolnshire and yellow star in other regions of England. In the 1800s it was also known as Roman soldiers or Romans in the belief that it only grew in England where Roman soldiers had shed their blood. How the common name winter aconite began to be applied is uncertain. The name is shared with its lethal botanical relative Aconitum, the monk's-hood or wolfbane.

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