This note covers the
following topics: Growth and Differentiation of the Young Stem, Primary Tissues,
Secondary Growth, Leaf Morphology and Anatomy, Root Anatomy and Morphology,
Water Movement in Xylem, Flower Structure and Ovule Development, Pollen
Development, Plant Hormones and Environmental Clues, The Classification of
Insectivorous Plants is a book by British
naturalist and evolutionary theory pioneer Charles Darwin. The book chronicles
Darwin's experiments with various carnivorous plants, in which he carefully
studied their feeding mechanisms. Darwin tried several methods to stimulate the
plants into activating their trap mechanisms, including feeding them meat and
glass, blowing on them and prodding them with hair.
Botany is the scientific study of plants and plant-like organisms. It
helps us understand why plants are so vitally important to the world. There were
two main ideas author attempted to embed here are : one was to put as much
plant-related information as possible into an evolutionary context, and the
other was to explain complicated problems with simple words and metaphors.
This book covers the following
topics: Introduction to Horticulture and Plant Physiology, Basic Botany,
Plant Propagation, Soils and Fertilizers, Horticultural Equipment Management,
Plant Management, Backyard Composting, Pesticide Management and Safety, Basic
Entomology, Insect Management, Rodents, Birds, and Other Pests, Plant Disease
Diagnosis and Management, Weeds, Landscaping, Landscape Plants, Woody
Landscape Plants, Herbaceous Ornamentals, Principles of Vegetable Culture,
Vegetable Crop Recommendations, Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Houseplants and Home
Greenhouses and Organic Gardening.
In the chapters of this book, on the
identification of trees, the aim has been to bring before the student only such
characters and facts as shall help him to distinguish the tree readily during
all seasons of the year. Special stress is laid in each case on the most
striking peculiarities. Possible confusion with other trees of similar
appearance is prevented as far as possible through comparisons with trees of
like form or habit.
Gleaning edible plants from herbals, botanies, travel books, cultural
histories, and experiments in scientific farming, Edward Lewis Sturtevant
(1842-1898) complied notes for the largest and most accurate work on edible
plants, cultigents, and secondary food sources ever written. 2,897 species with
comments from over 560 ancient and modern sources virtually cover the entire
field. The range is from the oldest known foods, the mallow and asphodel,
through newcomers like the tomato and celery, to wild foods which become
important under certain circumstances.
Nathaniel Lord Britton was the first director-in-chief of The New
York Botanical Garden and a giant of a taxonomist. From 1896 to 1898 he
published the three-volume landmark floristic study An Illustrated Flora of the
Northern United States and Canada (Brown financed it), and revised it again in
1913. This book contains 149 individual plant files, each with illustration, taxonomy, distribution
and current botanical name.