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Title: earliest spring wild flowers

Creators: Walt Whitman, Unknown, Richard E. Labar

Date: Around 1881

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03419

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Ty Alyea, Nicole Gray, and Matt Cohen


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Paste-on | Whitman's Notes on Paste-on | Whitman's Highlighting on Paste-on | Erasure | Overwrite



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earliest spring wild flowers

bloodroot, arbutus, pepaticas, violets,—the gh cultivated hyacinths, callas, azaleas, roses.


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FOR the benefit of those who are studying Botany, we publish through the kindness of Prof. Groff, the following list of spring flowers with their scientific names:

1. Swamp Cabbage, Symplocarpus fœtidus.
2. Water Carpet, Chrysoplenium Americanum.
3. Candle Alder, Alnus serrulata.
4. Wild Hazelnut, Corylus Americana.
5. Filbert, Corylus Avellana.
6. Yellow Jasmine, Jasminum fruticans.
7. Dandelion, Taraxacum dens leonis.
8. Chickweed, Stellaria Media.
9. Red Maple, Acer rubrum.
10. False Sycamore, Acer Pseudo-platanus.
11. Liver-Leaf, Hepatica triloba.
12. Rue Anemone, Thalictrum Anemenoides.
13. Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris.
14. Bloodroot, Sanguinaria Canadenses.
15. Whitlow Gross, Draba verna.
16. Norway Maple, Acer platanoides.
17. Sugar Maple, Acer Saccharinum.

All in the above list can be found within a few days. For localities, consult the Botanies.


Spring flowers '81

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