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Author Name:    COLLINS, Michael.

Title:   Plants and Wildflowers of Newfoundland

Publisher:    Jesperson Press, St. John's, 1994, ISBN:0921692463 

Seller ID:   104642

COLLINS, Michael. Plants and Wildflowers of Newfoundland. St. John's, NF: Jesperson Publishing, 1994. Pp. (3),iv-xii,1-148. Illustrated with line drawings. 8vo, illustrated card covers with purple spine, white lettering to front cover, yellow lettering to spine. "The purpose of this book is to enable the resident and tourist alike to identify and learn more about the more common wildflowers of the island. Newfoundland is endowed with a number of rather unique plants, many of which are also included in this book. We haveseveral parasitic plants which obtain their food from other live plants, s uch as dwarf mistletoe which grows on coniferous trees. We also have several sprophytic plants which lack chlorophyll and break down decaying matter in the soil to use as their food. Indian pipe and coralroot are examples of saprophytic plants. Acid bogs which cover some 15% of the island are poor in nutrients and a number of bog plants specialized to capture and digest insects for the nutrients lacking in these boggy environments. The pitcher plant, the province's floral emblem, is one of the most noticeable of these insectivorous plants, but there are several smaller ones including butterwort, bladderworts and sundews." - from the introduction. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 18.00


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