I have tried to make this little volume worthy of being thought the indispensable companion of those who care to make the acquaintance of the flowers which blossom by the wayside, make gay our fields, haunt the brooks and streams, and stud alike with beauty the moorland and the mountain. Included are a few pages descriptive of the different forms of roots, leaves, flowers, and flower-stems, together with a brief summary of the principles of classification adopted by botanists, in order that those who wish to collect specimens of the wild flowers for a herbarium may have some guide for their classification and arrangement. They will be assisted in this by the Index, where, in addition to the common and scientific names of the flowers, the natural order they belong to is added, together with the season and the locality in which they bloom. The Table of Contents gives the names of the flowers in the order they become features in the landscape in their appropriate seasons.
J. T. B.