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A contemplation upon flowers : garden plants in myth and literature

Author: Bobby J Ward
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 1999.
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"Bobby J. Ward traverses the mundane to the mystical in this passionate study of eighty garden plants as they appear in literature and myth." "Quotations from poems, novels, plays, and stories, some as recent as the nineteenth century, some dating from ancient Greece, vividly illustrate the rich histories of our favorite plants. This book traces the origins of both scientific or Latin names and common names for each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Terminology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bobby J Ward
ISBN: 0881924695 9780881924695
OCLC Number: 40396426
Description: 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acanthus --
Aconite --
Adonis, anemone & pulsatilla --
Amaryllis --
Arum --
Asphodel --
Aster --
Begonia --
Bellflower --
Broom --
Buttercup --
Camellia --
Carnation --
Clematis --
Cockscomb --
Colchicum --
Columbine --
Cornflower --
Crape myrtle --
Crocus --
Cyclamen --
Daffodil --
Dahlia --
Daisy --
Daylily --
Euphorbia --
Evening primrose --
Fern --
Forget-me-not --
Forsythia --
Foxglove --
Fritillary --
Gentian --
Geranium & pelargonium --
Gladiolus --
Guernsey lily --
Heath & heather --
Hellebore --
Hepatica --
Hibiscus --
Holly --
Hollyhock --
Honeysuckle --
Hyacinth --
Iris --
Ivy --
Jasmine --
Laurel & daphne --
Lilac --
Lily --
Lily of the valley --
Lychnis --
Marigold --
Marsh mallow --
Morning glory & bindweed --
Nasturtium --
Orchid --
Peony --
Periwinkle --
Phlox --
Pimpernel --
Poppy --
Primrose --
Queen anne's lace --
Rhododendron & azalea --
Rose --
St. John's wort --
Salvia --
Sedum --
Snapdragon --
Snowdrop --
Speedwell --
Stock --
Sunflower --
Tulip --
Verbena or vervain --
Violet, pansy & viola --
Wallflower --
Waterlily --
Weeds --
Wisteria --
Yarrow --
Zinnia --
Calendar of flowers --
Saints of the spade.
Responsibility: Bobby J. Ward ; foreword by Ann Lovejoy.
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A survey of 80 plant genera, with a multitude of references to, and extracts from, myth and literature from the earliest times to the recent past.  Read more...

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