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The History and Folklore of North American Wildflowers

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This highly entertaining reference book presents the popular lore, social history, and practical uses of nearly seven hundred native flowers.
Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 15th 1994 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published April 1993)
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I thought this book was very interesting and informational. Plus I love flowers and gardening in spring, this book made me think spring. There is different families that wildflowers belong to, including the Four O'Clock family. The Four O'Clock family has 350 species and the flowers open in late afternoon and stay open all night. There was also the Primrose ("First Rose") family that has 800 species and are grown in the Northern Hemisphere. The largest species that were stated was the Aster or C ...more
The History and Folklore of American Wildflowers is a very informative book. It categorizes plants by family, then subcategories then several more times. It is a reference/textbook and is meant to be used as a resource, but I read it cover to cover. It was very boring at times (It was a good thing to do before bed because I fell asleep reading it), but it was also very fascinating. I found myself zoning out a lot, so I would have to go back and read pages again. However, I learned a lot from the ...more
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