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Manual of cultivated plants most commonly grown in the continental United States and Canada,

Author: L H Bailey
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1949.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. ed., completely restudiedView all editions and formats
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To botanists and serious gardeners throughout the world, L.H. Bailey's standard Manual of Cultivated Plants has been an indispensable and definitive horticultural classic since its original publication in 1923. This revised edition, greatly expanded and completely restudied to bring it up to date, provides fresh material and current nomenclature. Its purpose, like that of the original edition, is to provide a ready  Read more...
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Bailey, L.H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954.
Manual of cultivated plants most commonly grown in the continental United States and Canada.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1949
(OCoLC)595478787
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L H Bailey
OCLC Number: 552093
Description: 1116 pages illustrations 22 cm
Responsibility: by L.H. Bailey and the staff of the Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University.

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To botanists and serious gardeners throughout the world, L.H. Bailey's standard Manual of Cultivated Plants has been an indispensable and definitive horticultural classic since its original publication in 1923. This revised edition, greatly expanded and completely restudied to bring it up to date, provides fresh material and current nomenclature. Its purpose, like that of the original edition, is to provide a ready means for the identification of species of plants usually domestic in the continental United States and Canada. Diagnoses, with full keys, of the species grown for food, ornament, utility, and general interest, both in the open and under glass, compose the main body of the work. Fruit, grains, grasses, vegetables, greenhouse plants, ornamental shrubs and plants, and garden flowers are included. in addition there are explanations of more than 1000 botanical terms, a list of authorities responsible for the Latin binomials, a key to the 194 natural families contained in the book, and 195 meticulously rendered drawings showing plant structures in detail.

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