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If you're attracted to beautiful flowers and mushrooms the nature has to offer, we have lots of books here to satisfy your curiousity.

-Wild Flowers Worth Knowing | by Neltje Blanchan
The book is offered in the hope that many more people will find the wild flowers in Nature's garden all about us well worth knowing. For flowers have distinct objects in life and are everything they are for the most justifiable of reasons, i.e., the perpetuation and the improvement of their species. The means they employ to accomplish these ends are so various and so consummately clever that, in learning to understand them, we are brought to realize how similar they are to the fundamental aims of even the human race.
-The Herb Hunters Guide | by A. F. Sievers
Among the wild plants of the United States are many that have long been used in the practice of medicine, some only locally and to a minor extent, but others in sufficient quantity to make them commercially important. To persons without botanical training it is difficult to describe plants in sufficient detail to make identification possible unless such descriptions are accompanied by illustrations. It is the purpose of this publication to assist those interested in collecting medicinal plants to identify such plants and to furnish other useful information in connection with the work
-Catalogue Of Canadian Plants IV-VII | by John Macoun
The first volume of this Catalogue of Canadian Plants consists of three parts separately published and bearing date 1883, 1884 and 1886 respectively. Part I. includes the Polypetalae, Part II. the Gamopetalae, Part III. the Apetalae and Gymnosperms. Part IV., now issued, is devoted to the Endogens, and forms the first portion of Volume II. of the Catalogue. Part V. will include the ferns and their allies with the mosses and liverworts, and it is intended in Part VI. to catalogue the lichens,fungi and seaweeds. Over 2,000 species of named cryptogamous plants, to be catalogued in Parts V. and VI., are now in the herbarium, and it is probable that the number will be raised to 2,500 before these parts are published, so that the entire work will enumerate about 5,500 species of plants (indigenous and introduced) found growing without cultivation within the limits of Canada.
-The Flower-Garden; Or, Breck's Book Of Flowers | by Joseph Breck
Book of flowers in which are described all the various hardy herbaceous perennials, annuals, shrubby plants, and evergreen trees, desirable for ornamental purposes, with directions for their cultivation
-An Illustrated Flora Of The Northern United States, Canada And The British Possessions Vol1 | by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown
The Present work is the first complete Illustrated Flora published in this country. Its aim is to illustrate and describe every species, from the Ferns upward, recognized as distinct by botanists and growing wild within the area adopted, and to complete the work within such moderate limits of size and cost as shall make it accessible to the public generally, so that it may serve as an independent handbook of our Northern Flora and as a work of general reference, or as an adjunct and supplement to the manuals of systematic botany in current use.
-An Illustrated Flora Of The Northern United States, Canada And The British Possessions Vol2 | by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown
To all botanical students, a complete illustrated manual is of the greatest service; always useful, often indispensable. The doubts and difficulties that are apt to attend the best written descriptions will often be instantly solved by figures addressed to the eye. The greatest stimulus, moreover, to observation and study, is a clear and intelligible guide; and among the aids to botanical enquiry, a complete illustrated handbook is one of the chief. Thousands of the lovers of plants, on the other hand, who are not botanists and are not familiar with botanical terms or the methods of botanical analysis, will find in the illustrations of a complete work the readiest means of comparison and identification of the plants that .grow around them; and through the accompanying descriptions they will at the same time acquire a familiarity with botanical language. By these facilities, not only is the study of our native plants stimulated and widened among all classes, but the enjoyment, the knowledge and the scientific progress derivable from these studies are proportionately increased.
-An Illustrated Flora Of The Northern United States, Canada And The British Possessions Vol3 | by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown
The enterprise, projected by Judge Brown, and maintained and supervised by him throughout, has been prosecuted for the past twenty-two years. Its execution has been mainly the work of Dr. Britton. The text, founded upon a careful examination of living or herbarium specimens, has been chiefly prepared by him, with the assistance, however, of specialists in a few groups who have contributed the descriptions for certain families as stated in the footnotes. The figures also have been drawn by artists under his immediate supervision; except those of most of the grasses, drawn for the first edition by Mr. Holm, under the eye of Prof. Scribner, and those in the other families contributed by specialists who have supervised them; while the work in all its parts has been carefully revised by both authors. The keys to the genera and species, based upon a few distinctice characters, will, it is believed, greatly facilitate the determinations.
-British Wild Flowers In The Four Seasons | by Thomas Moore
Familiarly Described In The Four Seasons For The Use Of Beginners And Amateurs. A New Edition Of "The Field Botanist's Companion"
-British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol2-4
The flowers which grow in our fields and meadows are intermediate in character in many ways between (I) those which grow near (or in) water, and require moist conditions, that is, hydrophytes, and (2) those that need dry-soil conditions and grow on the highlands, that is, xero-phytes. Hence they are called mesophytes...
-British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol5-6
Marsh plants, or Helophytes as they are called, are unlike aquatic plants in that though their roots grow in water-logged soil in which there is 80 per cent of water, yet their stems are never quite submerged and are usually erect, many aquatic plants being submerged and lying on the surface of the water. They usually grow in shallow water, if submerged at all, and in still or but little disturbed water...
-English Wild Flowers | by Tom Burgess
To be found by the wayside, fields, hedgerows, rivers. moorlands. meadows, mountains, and sea-shore
-Wild Flowers Of New York | by Homer D. House
Anyone who has observed the natural vegetation in such unlike parts of the State as the salt marshes and pine barrens of Long Island, the higher Adirondack and Catskill mountains or the woodlands of the western counties must have been impressed by the obvious difference in the wild flowers of those several sections, and especially by the fact that very few of the wild flowers which bloom between early spring and late autumn in the Adirondacks are to be found on Long Island...
-Wild Flowers Of The North American Mountains | by Julia W. Henshaw
"When the book of life falls open at the page of spring," the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky...
-Alpine Flowers And Gardens | by G. Flemwell
Switzerland probably owes nearly as much of its popularity to its flowers as it does to its mountains, and although in this regard we may find it difficult to dissociate the one from the other, it is not impossible, nor, indeed, unreasonable. There is a season when the mountains are devoid of flowers and yet remain popular. But the popularity which surrounds the Alps in winter is not, and probably never can be, the wide popularity which surrounds them in spring, summer, and early autumn...
-A Guide To The Wild Flowers | by Alice Lounsberry
The love of flowers is one of the earliest of passions, as it is one of the most enduring. Children with the bees and butterflies delight in the opening of the spring; and a bright boy that is reared in the country follows the season by its flowers. He it is that knows when to push aside the snow and dried leaves to find the first sweet blossoms of the trailing arbutus; nor does he mistake the dell where the white violet peeps shyly out for the spreading patch of blue violets to which he returns every year. He knows the hillside where the mountain laurel and the lambkill grow, and drives away the foolish cows that would eat of their fresh, green shoots. The precious haunt of the pink orchis and the rocky crag over which droops the lovely columbine is to him an unravelled mystery. A stream of fishing he marks by the stately cardinal flower or the coy jewel-weed.
-The Commonly Occurring Wild Plants Of Canada | by Henry Byron Spotton
A flora for the use of beginners
-The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed | by William Curtis
In Which The most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. To Which Are Added, Their Names, Class, Order, Generic and Specific Characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering:Together With The Most Approved Methods Of Culture. A Work Intended for the Use of such Ladies, Gentlemen, and Gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the Plants they cultivate.
-Wayside And Woodland Blossoms | by Edward Step
A pocket guide to British wild-flowers for the country rambler
-Wild Flowers And How To Identify Them
An introduction to the British flora
-Wild Flowers Every Child Should Know | by Frederic William Stack
Arranged according to color with reliable descriptions of the more common species of the United States and Canada
-Wild Flowers East Of The Rockies | by Chester A. Reed
The body of the book contains plants, chiefly herbs, found east of the Rocky Mountains, that are conspicuous in flower. These are arranged in their natural and most approved order. About 90 per cent of the paintings, from which the colored illustrations were made, were sketched and colored directly from freshly collected flowers gathered from Maine to Virginia.
-Wild Flowers Of Scotland | by J. H. Crawford
LESS has been said in a pleasant way about the wild flowers than about the wild animals of Scotland. Yet our four-footed creatures are few, and their tale easily told. Our wild birds, too, have been sadly thinned out, with the exception of sea forms; and these belong to other coasts as well. Birds have wings, and can cross water...
-Wild Flowers | by Macgregor Skene
That curious characteristic of the human mind which will scarcely let us rest content in the beauty of an object, but forces us to seek out the something concrete with which the beauty is associated, cannot be better exemplified than by the universal desire to put a label on the object of our admiration, be it picture, or mountain, or tree. For most of us the interest of wild flowers lies chiefly in their aesthetic appeal; and yet, though it does not affect the loveliness of the plant, there are few who do not feel their interest quickened by the knowledge of what the flower is called...
-How To Know The Wild Flowers | by Frances Theodora (William Starr Dana)
A guide to the names, haunts, and habits of our common wild flowers
-Who's Who Among The Wild Flowers | by W. I. Beecroft
There may be perverse and misguided folk, who, like myself, have an unaccountable distaste for looking at Mother Nature through the spectacles of Another. One is humbly aware that the "spectacles" offered by the various writers are admirable; that they clarify and enlarge the vision, place the object in an excellent light and show our much-inspected Mother as wearing the loveliest of complexions, and yet - one likes to use his own eyesight - his own spectacles. To such, this little book will prove a peculiar blessing. It goes no farther than to tell "Who's Who" among the wild flowers, merely giving an introduction and allowing one the privilege of making friends with them after the devices of his own heart.
-Our Early Wild Flowers | by Harriet Louise Keeler
A study of the herbaceous plants blooming in early spring in the northern states
-Illinois Wild Flowers | by John Voss, Virginia S. Eifert
John Voss died in his native city of Peoria at the age of 53, Leaving these photographs of native wild flowers of Illinois as a legacy to the lovers of the out-of-doors throughout the state. He was a thoroughly trained plant ecologist and he carried his scientific knowledge into the woodland- and prairies where the wild flowers grew. By his skill as a photographer he brought back from the foresl and the fields the beauties of nature. His collection of floral portraits was incomplete when illness and death came to close his activities.
-Some Wild Flowers Of Tasmania | by Leonard Rodway
The object of this book is to excite an interest in plants by affording an easy means of studying the structures and affinities of some of our commonest native flowers. In all instances the student should verify the details by dissection of the flowers described. In order to broaden the view some general features dealing with plant life have been touched upon, and where thought desirable repetition has been indulged in.
-Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers | by Caroline A. Creevey
This book explains the easiest way of telling flowers and plants. These ways are based upon the new classification.
-Neltje Blanchan | by Neltje Blanchan
An aid to knowledge of our wild flowers and their insect visitors
-On British Wild Flowers Considered In Relation To Insects | by John Lubbock
It is not without much diffidence that I venture on the present publication. For though as an entomologist I have necessarily been long familiar with our common wild plants, I had made no serious study of Botany until recent researches brought prominently before us the intimate relations which exist between flowers and insects. My observations and notes on this subject were originally prepared with the view of encouraging in my children that love of natural history from which I myself have derived so much happiness, but it was suggested to me that a little book such as the present might perhaps be of use to others also.
-Field Book Of Western Wild Flowers | by Margaret Armstrong
In this little book a very large number of the commoner wild flowers growing in the United States, west of the Rocky Mountains, are pictured and described. It is the first attempt to supply a popular field book for the whole West. This is the only fully illustrated book of western flowers, except Miss Parsons's charming book, which is for California only. The drawings have all been made from life. Almost all technical botanical terms have been translated into ordinary English, as this book is intended primarily for the general public, but as a large number of the plants given have never before been illustrated, or even described, except in somewhat inaccessible or technical publications, it is hoped that the scientist also may find the contents both interesting and useful.
-The Native Flowers And Ferns Of The United States | by Thomas Meehan
THE want of a systematic, illustrated work on the Flora of the United States has long been felt. Some time ago the author of the present volumes seriously entertained a project for such an undertaking, and even went so far as to issue a prospectus. But the difficulties in the way of the enterprise seemed so formidable that it was thought prudent to abandon it. The difficulties alluded to can readily be perceived. A glance at the vast extent of our country, with its widely differing conditions of soil, climate, and position, is sufficient to convince even the most superficial observer that the task of describing and illustrating its Flora is one which might well cause even the most courageous of botanists to hold aloof. To complete such a work in the lifetime of one man would be impossible, and this consideration was one of the main reasons which determined the author to abandon his project...
-Sub-Alpine Plants Or Flowers Of The Swiss Woods And Meadows | by H. Stuart Thompson
It is quite natural that most of the books on Alpine plants have dealt chiefly with the higher zone of vegetation, and that consequently the flowers of the sub-alpine woods and meadows have been somewhat neglected. Therefore it is believed there is room for a book descriptive of the plants of the lower mountains...
-Field, Forest, And Wayside Flowers | by Maud Going (E. M. Hardinge)
With chapters on Grasses, Sedges and Ferns. Untechnical studies for unlearned lovers of nature.
-New Book Of Flowers | by Joseph Breck
Fifteen years have passed since the author published his "Book of Flowers." In 1856 a new edition was issued, to which 60 pages were added in an appendix. Time makes great changes in all the pursuits of life, and in none more than it has in Floriculture during the last 15 years; consequently, the book in question had become antiquated like the author, and needed revision. And now, after a year's writing, revising and correcting, "Breck's New Book of Flowers" is presented to the flower-loving public, who, if they love flowers as well as the author, will, no doubt, appreciate his labors. He hopes the innocent, improving, and healthy pleasures to be derived from the art and practice of Floriculture, may be greatly increased by the instruction and encouragement he has endeavored to give.
-Woody Plants In Winter | by Earl L. Core, Nelle P. Ammons
A Manual of Common Trees and Shrubs in Winter in the North-eastern United States and South-eastern Canada
-Class-Book Of Botany USA&Canada | by Alphonso Wood
Being outlines of the structure, physiology, and classification of plants, with a flora of the United States and Canada
-A Manual Of Weeds | by Ada E. Georgia
With descriptions of all of the most pernicious and troublesome plants in the United States And Canada, their habits of growth and distribution, with methods of control.
-A Guide To The Poisonous Plants And Weed Seeds Of Canada And The Northern United States | by Robert Boyd Thomson, H. B. Sifton
The primary reason for this publication is the long-felt need of a text-book to accompany the course on poisonous plants which is given the students of the Ontario Veterinary College. This object has been kept constantly in mind. It has necessitated the preparation of a book at a price within the reach of every student, and yet one that contains in easily available form an up-to-date knowledge of our common poisonous plants, the characteristics by which they may be recognized, the symptoms produced by them and the remedial treatment required. It is hoped that the book will also prove useful to the veterinarian who is in practice, the farmer, the stockman and, to a more limited extent, the medical practitioner and the public generally.
-Principal Poisonous Plants Of Canada | by Faith Fyles
The subject of poisonous plants is at all times naturally one of very great importance in every agricultural country, particularly in a country of such vast extent of fertile land as ours. It is more so, at the present time when the world-wide cry for food has turned the thoughts and intentions of farmery and stockowners to the necessity for greater production. In this greater effort, there is the danger of pasturage being restricted and overstocked and animals forced to eat plants they would otherwise avoid.
-Fodder And Pasture Plants | by Geo. H. Clark, M. Oscar Malte
The purpose of this book to provide, in a form convenient for reference, fairly comprehensive information about those grasses, clovers and other fodder and pasture plants that are generally acknowledged to be of value in Canada. The introduction into Canada from time to time of different fodder and pasture plants which are of more or less importance in different parts of Europe has induced the authors also to deal with a number of plants that are not as yet well known in Canada, but for some reason or other might prove in future to be of general or local value.
-Weeds And Wild Flowers | by Lady Wilkinson
Their uses, legends, and literature.
-The Mushroom Book | by Nina L. Marshall
A popular guide to the identification and study of our commoner fungi, with special emphasis on the edible varieties
-Studies of American Fungi: Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, Etc.
Since the issue of my "Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms," as Bulletins 138 and 168 of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, there have been so many inquiries for them and for literature dealing with a larger number of species, it seemed desirable to publish in book form a selection from the number of illustrations of these plants which I have accumulated during the past six or seven years. The selection has been made of those species representing the more important genera, and also for the purpose of illustrating, as far as possible, all the genera of agarics found in the United States. This has been accomplished except in a few cases of the more unimportant ones. There have been added, also, illustrative genera and species of all the other orders of the higher fungi, in which are included many of the edible forms.
-Mushrooms Of America, Edible And Poisonous | by Julius A. Palmer
These charts are prepared for popular use, rather than for students of botanical science; all technical terms are, therefore, as far as possible, avoided
-Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and How to Distinguish Them | by W. Hamilton Gibson
A selection of thirty native food varieties easily recognizable by their marked individualities, with simple rules for the identification of poisonous species

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