This section is from the book "The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2", by L. H. Bailey. See also: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts.
: Gaylussacia frondosa.
: Lolium perenne.
Edible crown-tubers of Colocasia, lately cult, in the U. S. to some extent. See p. 830; also Taro.
: Funkia and Hemerocall.is.
(Greek, ten-toothed). Lythraceae. A hardy perennial herb sometimes offered by dealers in native plants. Decodon is sometimes considered a subgenus of Nesaea, but is latterly kept distinct as a monotypic genus. It is distinguished from Lythrum by having 5 (rarely 4) petals instead of 6, and 10 stamens while Lythrum has mostly 6 or 12. It has opposite or whorled leaves, the upper with axillary, short-stalked clusters of flowers
Ell. (Nesaea verticilldaa, HBK.). Swamp Loose-Strife. Water-Willow. Smooth or downy: stems recurved, 2-8 ft. long, 4-6-sided: leaves lanceolate, nearly sessile: petals 5, cuneate-lanceolate, rose-purple, 1/2in. long; stamens 10, half of them shorter. Swampy grounds, N. E. to Fla., west to Minn, and La. -Desirable for colonizing about ponds and in very wet places. It runs into 2 or 3 varieties.
: Vaccinium stamineum
(Greek extraordinary, referring to the flowers being large for the group). Saxifragaceae. Herbs or sub-shrubs of 2 species, 1 in Japan and 1 in China, at least the Chinese species having been offered in England. Of the Hydrangea tribe, allied to Cardiandra, but leaves opposite rather than alternate and style 1-5-forked rather than 3 and separate. D. caerulea, Stapf, from China, is a perennial herb, 1-1 1/2 ft. high, with horizontal stout rootstock, the solitary stem from the tip of the rootstock: leaves about 4 at the top of the stem, ovate or broad-elliptic, sharply toothed: flowers sterile and fertile, the former few, the fertile much larger and nodding, the petals bright blue, stamens blue, all constituting a terminal panicle. B.M. 8373. D. bifida, Maxim., has creamy white or pure white flowers with yellow stamens, a different infloresence, and leaves deeply bifid at apex. l H. B.
: Sterculia rupestris.
(after J. M. Delavay, French missionary, who explored the flora of S. W. China). Sapin-dcux3P. A tree from S. W. China, allied to Xanthoceras, but differing chiefly in its 3-foliolate leaves and in the much 6maller flowers with a cupular disk. The only species, D. loxocarpa, [Franch. (D. yunnanensis, Franch.), is a small tree, to 25 ft.: leaflets lanceolate, serrate, glabrous, to 7 in. long: flowers about 1/3in. across, white: fruit a 2-3-lobed woody caps, with large brownish black seeds. Reported as recently introduced but probably hardy in warmer temperate regions only. Alfred Rehder.
: A few large bamboos of the East Indies and China; see Bamboo.