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Flowers and herbs of early America

Author: Lawrence D Griffith; Barbara Temple Lombardi
Publisher: Williamsburg, Va. : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation ; New Haven : in association with Yale University Press, [2010?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading historic plant expert bring the botanical heritage of early America back to life, documenting more than fifty species of flowers and herbs and providing details on how they were cultivated and used.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence D Griffith; Barbara Temple Lombardi
ISBN: 9780300164541 0300164548
OCLC Number: 449855738
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Flowers. Annuals ; Biennials ; Perennials --
Herbs. Annuals ; Biennial ; Perennials.
Responsibility: by Lawrence D. Griffith ; photography by Barbara Temple Lombardi.

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Hounds-tongue. Ragged robin. Costmary. Pennyroyal. All-heal. These plants, whose very names conjure up a bygone world, were among the great variety of flowers and herbs grown in America's colonial  Read more...

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"Mr. Griffith's knowledge is both scholarly and as practical as that of any gardener who has spent hours weeding on his hands and knees."--Anne Raver, "New York Times"--Anne Raver"New York Times" Read more...

 
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