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Flora of Middle-Earth : plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium

Author: Walter S Judd; Graham A Judd
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
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"Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Judd, Walter S.
Flora of Middle-Earth.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016049648
(OCoLC)960030168
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter S Judd; Graham A Judd
ISBN: 9780190276324 0190276320
OCLC Number: 993878430
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Flora of Middle-​Earth; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: The Importance of Plants in J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium; 2. Plant Communities of Middle-​earth; Arctic Tundra and Polar Desert; Boreal Coniferous Forest (Taiga) and Montane Coniferous Forests; Grasslands, Prairies, and Steppes; Deserts; Cool-​ to Warm-​Temperate, Deciduous Forests; Comparison of the Trees of Middle-​earth with Those of England; Plant Communities, as Altered by Hobbits, Humans, Elves, or Angelic Beings (Maiar or Valar) 3. The Diversity of Life, with a Focus on the Green Plants; 4. Introduction to Plant Morphology: Learning the Language of Plant Descriptions; Duration and Habit; Roots; Stems; Leaves; Inflorescences; Flowers; Fruits and Seeds; Pollen and Seed Cones; 5. Identification of the Plants of Middle-​earth; Key 1: Key to Plants of Middle-​earth; Key 2: Flowering Herbs of Middle-​earth; 6. Telperion and Laurelin: The Two Trees of Valinor; Etymology; Description of Telperion; Description of Laurelin; 7. The Plants of Middle-​earth; List of Plants of J. R. R. Tolkien's Legendarium Aeglos, and Gorse or Whin (Ulex europaeus); Alders (Alnus spp.); Alfirin and Mallos (Fritillaria spp., yellow-​flowered); Anemones (Anemone spp.); Apples (Malus domestica, M. sylvestris, and related species); Ashes (Fraxinus spp.); Barley (Hordeum vulgare); Bay (Laurus nobilis); Beard Lichens (Usnea spp.); Beeches (Fagus spp.); Billberry or Whortleberry (Vaccinium myrtillus, V. uliginosum, and related species); Birches (Betula spp.); Blackberries, Raspberries, Brambles (Rubus spp.); Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum); Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.); Campion (Silene spp.); Cedar (Cedrus libani) Clovers (Trifolium spp.); Coffee (Coffea arabica and C. canephora); Cress, Watercress (Nasturtium officinale, and related species); Cyanobacteria, Blue-​Green Bacteria (various genera of Cyanobacteria, a subgroup of the Bacteria.); Daffodils (Narcissus spp.); Daisy (Bellis perennis); Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale, T. erythrospermum, and relatives); Ebony (Diospyros spp.); Elanor (a species of Anagallis, unique to J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium); Elms (Ulmus spp.); Evermind, Simbelmynë, Ulios (a species of Anemone, unique to J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium) Ferns (Adiantum, Asplenium, Athryium, Blechnum, Dryopteris, Polypodium, Polystichum, Thelypteris, Woodsia, and others); Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium); Firs (Abies spp.); Flag-​Lilies or Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus); Flax (Linum usitatissimum); Forget-​Me-​Nots (Myosotis spp.); Fragrant Trees from Eressëa (various species); Grape Vines, Wine (Vitis vinifera, and relatives); Grass (various genera dominating temperate prairies or steppes; e.g., Agropyron, Andropogon, Bouteloua, Bromus, Festuca, Koeleria, Panicum, Poa, Schizachyrium, Sorghastrum, Stipa)
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In this book, Walter Judd and Grant Judd give detailed species accounts of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance  Read more...

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Walter Judd lifts lovely passages from Tolkien's prose to elucidate on different plant species. There is helpful basic botany to further offset [our] 'plant blindness'. Graham Judd's rich, black and Read more...

 
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