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By Ellen Wynne Larsen

This can be a better half for viewers to the nation-state on lengthy vacation weekends who're intrigued through the vegetation they see yet locate box publications ambitious. The vigorous and enthusiastic textual content and pictures, act as a gateway for readers to deepen their curiosity in ordinary historical past. The e-book is equipped into sections in response to flowering occasions coinciding with the 3 North American summer season vacation weekends (Victoria Day/Memorial Day; Canada Day/Independence Day; and, Civic Holiday/Labor Day). The flora selected take place extensively over japanese Canada and the northeastern usa, and the bulk may be noticed with out even leaving the automobile.

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The bright red round fruits, 5–7 mm (1/4 in) in diameter, are the earliest of the cherries and are found from August to September. This is a favorite tree for eastern tent caterpillars. Their overwintering egg clusters are glued to branches of the tree and in spring the caterpillars feast on the young leaves often denuding whole plants some of which will have the energy to regrow the leaves later in the spring. The caterpillars have very interesting behavior in terms of weaving “tents” and following each other during foraging.

The flowers, pickled in vinegar were used as a substitute for capers. They were boiled first to remove toxins. It is interesting to note that the sap has been used as a cure for warts. Victoria Day / Memorial Day Marsh Marigold 45 Flower Guide for Holiday Weekends Plant Name: Meadow rue, early Thalictrum dioicum L. Flower Size: 6 mm (1/4 in) long Plant Height: 20 –75 cm (8 in–21/2 ft) Habitat: Moist woods Perennial Flowering Times: April–May Early Meadow Rue Notes: 46 This is yet another member of the buttercup family but it has the distinction of bearing female and male flowers on different plants.

3–10 cm (21/2 – 4 in) in diameter. 5 cm (3 in) long. Petals up to 2 cm (3/4 in) long. Plant Height: 60 – 90 cm (2–3 ft) Habitat: Wetlands, sunlight or light shade, swamps, marshes, wet shores. Perennial Flowering Times: May–August Notes: The wild irises of moist environments appear to the city dweller like escapees from a garden! Their large, complicated, blue flower seems out of place among the sedges and rushes amongst which they are often found. Indeed the name blue flag is said to derive from Middle English and means “blue reed”.

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