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The Secrets of Wildflowers, Jack Sanders’s colorful tribute, is bursting with odd facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America’s most beautiful and common plants. And this is just one of its many uses.

The Secrets of Wildflowers, Jack Sanders’s colorful tribute, is bursting with odd facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America’s most beautiful and common plants. You’ll also find natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, ingenious uses past and present, origins of names, and even their literary pedigrees. Far richer and eminently more varied than any field guide, The Secrets of Wildflowers is one banquet no nature aficionado can pass up. Wildflowers are more than just decorations. They are an essential part of our environment.

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Jack Sanders's colorful tribute to wildflowers is bursting with odd facts, ingenious uses, and bizarre superstition about some of North America's most beautiful and common plants. There are more than 10,000 varieties of wildflowers in North America, some rare, some so plentiful that they are designated as invasive weeds. Each has a unique story. There's Bouncing Bet, a perennial common along the roads and railroad tracks of America. Like many of our most abundant summer wildflowers, Bet was brought over to fill colonial gardens

The Secrets of Wildflowers, Jack Sanders’s colorful tribute, is bursting with odd facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America’s most beautiful and common plants. Reader's will find natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, ingenious uses past and present, origins of names, and even their literary pedigrees. Far richer and eminently more varied than any field guide, The Secrets of Wildflowers contains more than 100 species of North American wildflowers organized by blooming seasons

Secrets of Wildflowers. A Delightful Feast Of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, And History.

Secrets of Wildflowers. Publisher: Lyons Press. Print ISBN: 9781493006168, 1493006169. Few things in nature beautify the world more than wildflowers. Their countless colors and endless designs are found almost anywhere-from fields to woods, deserts to ponds, and even in junkyards, dumps, and cracks in the pavement. The Secrets of Wildflowers, Jack Sanders’s colorful tribute, is bursting with odd facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America’s most beautiful and common plants. Far richer and eminently more varied than any field guide, The Secrets of Wildflowers contains more than 100 species of North American wildflowers organized by blooming seasons.

Jack Sanders's colorful tribute to wildflowers is bursting with odd facts, ingenious uses, and bizarre .

Jack Sanders's colorful tribute to wildflowers is bursting with odd facts, ingenious uses, and bizarre superstition about some of North America's most beautiful an. .

More than 100 species of North American wildflowers are included and all are organized by blooming seasons.

The Secret of Wildflowers is a colorful tribute filled with odd, little-known facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America's most beautiful and common plants. This book includes natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, uses for plants, and origins of names. More than 100 species of North American wildflowers are included and all are organized by blooming seasons. ly/ebook apetiga Powered by TCPDF (ww. cpdf.

Jack Sanders's colorful tribute to wildflowers is bursting with odd facts, ingenious uses, and bizarre superstition about some of North America's most beautiful and common plants. There are more than 10,000 varieties of wildflowers in North America, some rare, some so plentiful that they are designated as invasive weeds. Each has a unique story.There's Bouncing Bet, a perennial common along the roads and railroad tracks of America. Like many of our most abundant summer wildflowers, Bet was brought over to fill colonial gardens. It's a beautiful plant, but also a useful one. Open up the stalk and its sap makes a fine soap. Colonial beermakers used to put a dab in to help the head on a brew. Doctors used it to wash wounds. Generally considered a weed, it's everywhere.Or Coltsfoot, which pops up almost alone in winters, and was used in New England as a cure for coughs, the leaves boiled down in water. Asthmatics, Sanders tells us, used to smoke it for relief. For many years, apothecaries in France used Coltsfoot as its symbol, a surprising pedigree for a neglected "weed."More a companion than a field guide, THE SECRETS OF WILDFLOWERS is a must-have for anyone who enjoys a walk in a meadow or a gaze outside.

Comments: (7)

Andromajurus
Great read for extra information on wildflowers. This book provides interesting facts about common wildflowers that identification books don’t provide. Each flower has a back story on its origins, uses, interesting facts, how to grow, best practices on harvesting (or not harvesting) and pollination information. I live in Pennsylvania and have encountered almost every flower in this book and loved making the connections to the flowers I find and understanding more about each one. I definitely learned a lot from this book and it is very informative and interesting.
Chilldweller
I love this book, and the author obviously loves the wildflowers he writes about. In case a flower should be unfamiliar to you each one is illustrated by a photograph taken by the author. He has chosen to include flowers which were not originally native to North America, because have spread and become familiar in this country.

The book is divided into three sections according to seasons of flowering, and in each section they are arranged by blooming season.

The best thing about this book is the amazing amount and variety of information that the author has gathered about each plant, explanations of the origins of Latin names, folk uses and names, information about related plants, historic references and much more.

If you have even the slightest interest in the wildflowers that are all around us, if we only look, then you need this book
Leyl
This is simply a wonderful addition to any library. I was looking for a native wildflower handbook with a little extra, but this surpassed my expectations. You don't need to be a botanist or a naturalist to enjoy this offering. It has tidbits of fascinating information about native U.S. wildflowers, from its history to medicinal uses to mythological lore. The layout is nice and there are many additional artistic touches here and there to make it a pleasure to read.

I guarantee you'll never look at a wildflower the same way after reading this little gem.
MisTereO
As a docent in the Meadow Garden at Longwood Gardens, I find lots of useful information in this book to share with guests about the wildflowers growing there. It is a helpful tool.
Cheber
wonderful bits of information in it. Like the connection between bumblebees and the trout lily. Who knew?! my only frustration is the size of the print....very small. But that won't stop me from reading the rest of it.
Kemath
I'm currently reading the book and it's just full of interesting facts and lore about wildflowers. Great photos really add to the text. It's not too technical and it's not too simplistic. I'm a master gardener and I still am learning lots of cool stuff about wildflowers.
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This book is FULL of information. I like my copy so much I had to get one for my daughter. Font is small, but the book would be very big if the font were bigger.
I am starting a wildflower area by my pond. I like the information. What fun!
The Secrets of Wildflowers: A Delightful Feast of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, and History download epub
Biological Sciences
Author: Jack Sanders
ISBN: 1585746681
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2003)
Pages: 320 pages