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By Alice Lounsberry

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ISBN-13: 9782963263333

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RANGE Mass. southward. crowded on a spadix. n a k e d ; slender. Leaves: TIME OF BLOOM May. on long petioles; O f a l l the aquatics the golden c l u b is perhaps the most curious. I t is a simple member of its f a m i l y . The Arums have been most careful to envelope their flowers in a generous spathe, that they m i g h t appear before the w o r l d i n a seemly garment. T h e w i l d c a l l a , J a c k - i n - t h e - p u l p i t , even the s k u n k cabbage, have a l l adhered most closely to this little convent i o n a l i t y .

T h e y offer no c o m f o r t a b l e seat or r e s t i n g place for M a s t e r Bee a n d therefore force the poor fellow to let the weight of his whole b o d y k n o c k against the b l o s s o m as he thumps about in search of nectar. I t is for this l i t t l e push that the flower has been p l a n n i n g . T h e s t i g m a t h a t was enclosed i n the keel is k n o c k e d out, a n d the p o l l e n grains that were already on the style f r o m e a r l y - m a t u r i n g anthers are d r o p p e d upon the bee's back.

Calyx: of three persistent sepals. Corolla : of t h r e e d e c i d u o u s o r f a l l i n g p e t a l s . Stamens : f o u r to s i x . Pistils: numerous. Leaves : f r o m the b a s e ; o n l o n g p e t i o l e s ; r a t h e r l a n c e o l a t e ; r i b b e d ; c l o s e l y r e s e m b l i n g t h o s e of the d o o r - y a r d plantain. Scape : v a r y i n g g r e a t l y i n h e i g h t . One w o u l d at once discover the k i n s h i p between the water plaintain and the arrow-head, a l t h o u g h the latter is a m u c h more pleasing flower.

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