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Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada

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PHortus Third is a book unique in the field of North American horticultural literature. Written from a botanical point of view for the horticultural community, it is a record of the astonishingly rich and diverse flora of cultivated plants of the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Hortus Third is part of a longstanding program of research, initiated before the ...more
Hardcover, 1290 pages
Published November 15th 1976 by Wiley (first published November 1st 1976)
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The recognized standard for the encyclopedia of plants. Every gardener should know what it means if someone says a plant was checked in Hortus. Like all encyclopedias it is a little boring. But that's because so much information is packed in.
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a must for any botanist, horticulturist, or anyone just dying to know about every plant catalogued EVER!!
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Liberty Hyde Bailey (March 15, 1858 – December 25, 1954) was an American horticulturist, botanist and cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Born in South Haven, Michigan, as the third son of farmers Liberty Hyde Bailey Sr. and Sarah Harrison Bailey, Bailey entered the Michigan Agricultural College (MAC, now Michigan State University) in 1878 and graduated in 1882. The next ye
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