Curiosities in the Vegetable Kingdom - Germination of Seeds - Dissemination of Plants-Number of Plants upon the Earth - Sensibility of Plants - The Sensitive Plant.

Your contemplation further yet pursue;

The wondrous world of vegetables view !

See various trees their various fruits produce,

Some for delightful taste, and some for use.

See sprouting plants enrich the plain and wood,

For physic some, and some design'd for food.

See fragrant flow'rs, with different colours dy'd,

On smiling meads unfold their gaudy pride. Blackmore.