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The Flower Family Album Helen Fischer

The Flower Family Album

Helen Fischer

Published January 1st 1941
ISBN : 9780816668588
Paperback
144 pages
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The Flower Family Album was first published in 1941.Did you know that the lily and the onion belong to the same family? The petunia and the potato? The strawberry and the rose, castor-bean and poinsettia, hollyhock and cotton, locoweed and peanut,MoreThe Flower Family Album was first published in 1941.Did you know that the lily and the onion belong to the same family? The petunia and the potato? The strawberry and the rose, castor-bean and poinsettia, hollyhock and cotton, locoweed and peanut, the sweet potato and the morning-glory?Here are 458 portraits of flowers, vegetables, and weeds arranged in family groups and clearly drawn to scale. Each page is like a family reunion in that it contains the plodding and the gifted, the useful and the mischievous, the thrifty and the shiftless. When you meet a stranger, it is fun to guess to which family he belongs - and you can find the answer in this book.Bits of garden gossip and folklore are added to good sound science in describing these plant relationships. And some of the families are remarkable for their varied members. The nightshade family, for instance, includes the potato and the eggplant, Chinese lantern and tobacco.Everyone can read and enjoy this book, which brings to light many fascinating facts about familiar plants. It has numerous suggestions for the gardener, hints for the amateur botanist, and useful aids for the teacher.