Excerpt: ...the poisonwood of Florida, both of which are near relatives. By certain traits we may always know, with absolute certainty, a poison sumach when we find it. Look at the berries. If they droop and are grayish white, avoid touching the tree, no matter how alluring the wonderful scarlet foliage is. Poison sumachs grow only in the swamps. ...
Excerpt: ...the poisonwood of Florida, both of which are near relatives. By certain traits we may always know, with absolute certainty, a poison sumach when we find it. Look at the berries. If they droop and are grayish white, avoid touching the tree, no matter how alluring the wonderful scarlet foliage is. Poison sumachs grow only in the swamps. We should suspect any sumach that stands with its feet in the water, whether it bears flowers and fruit or not. The temptation is strongest when one is in the woods gathering brilliant foliage for decoration of the home for the holidays. The bitter poisonous juice that exudes from broken stems turns black almost at once. This warning comes late, however, for as it dries upon the hands it poisons the skin. Handled with care, this juice becomes a black, lustrous, durable varnish, but it is not in general use. The Smooth Sumach R. glabra, Linn. The smooth sumach (see illustrations, pages 150-151 ) is quite as familiar as the staghorn, as a roadside shrub. It Pg 142 forms thickets in exactly the same way, and its foliage, flowers and fruit make it most desirable for decorative planting, especially for glorious autumnal effects. The stems are smooth and coated with a pale bluish bloom. This is the distinguishing mark, at any season, of the sumach that often equals the other species in height, but does not belong in this book, for the reason that it never attains the stature of a tree. THE SMOKE TREE A favorite tree in American and European gardens is the smoke tree (Cotinus), a genus which has native representatives in both continents. The European C. Cotinus, Sarg., was brought to this country by early horticulturists and in some respects it is superior to our native C. Americanus, Nutt. Cultivation for centuries has given the immigrant species greater vigor and hardiness, which produces more exuberant growth throughout. Bring in a sapling of the native tree and it looks a starveling by comparison. The glory of the smoke...
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Good. Doubleday, Page 1917 later printing no dj, printed in 1922. Edgewear and staining to dark-green cloth with bright paste down on front, moderate wear to tips, dark stain to spine and back cover, hinges cracked but holding well, binding NOT shaken, tight tanned illustrated pages. page edges lightly soiled with light pencil marks.
Very Good. No Jacket. Doubleday, Page & Co, 1927. Hard Cover. No dust jacket. Pages are clean and unmarked, a few pages have slight staining from leaves pressed inside the book. Cover has very slight shelfwear. Very nice copy.
VERY GOOD in N/A jacket. Hard bound in very good condition. Front cover illustrated with a color picture. Cover and page edging are slighlty soiled. Leaves are clean, and yellowing with age. Illustrated with color and black and white picture's. Has 291 page's.
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