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The Resource 100 flowers and how they got their names, Diana Wells ; illustrated by Ippy Patterson

100 flowers and how they got their names, Diana Wells ; illustrated by Ippy Patterson

Label
100 flowers and how they got their names
Title
100 flowers and how they got their names
Statement of responsibility
Diana Wells ; illustrated by Ippy Patterson
Title variation
One hundred flowers and how they got their names
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From baby blue eyes to silver bells, from abelia to zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer and historian Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, these flower stories tell of human striving - stories of ambitious explorers, clever hucksters, arbitrary monarchs, and patient scientists. To compile 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names Diana Wells delved deep into horticultural history, etymology, and lore to uncover myths, legends, folk beliefs, and stories of the intrepid botanists who searched the world's far corners for new and unusual flowers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Diana
Dewey number
582.130148
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK13
LC item number
.W46 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers
  • Plant names, Popular
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Plant names, Popular
  • Flowers
Label
100 flowers and how they got their names, Diana Wells ; illustrated by Ippy Patterson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abelia -- African violet -- Anemone -- Aster -- Astilbe -- Azalea -- Baby blue eyes and poached eggs -- Balloon flower -- Bear's breeches -- Beauty bush -- Begonia -- Bleeding heart -- Bluebell -- Bougainvillea -- Butterfly bush -- California poppy -- Camellia -- Candytuft -- Carnation, pink, sweet William -- Christmas rose -- Chrysanthemum -- Clematis -- Columbine -- Crape myrtle -- Crocus -- Cyclamen -- Daffodil -- Dahlia -- Daisy -- Datura -- Daylily -- Deutzia -- Dogwood -- Evening primerose -- Everlasting flower -- Forget-me-not -- Forsythia -- Foxglove -- Fuchsia -- Gardenia -- Geranium -- Gladiolus -- Gloxinia -- Hollyhock -- Honeysuckle -- Hosta -- Hyacinth -- Hydrangea -- Impatiens -- Iris -- Japonica or flowering quince -- Jasmine -- Kerria -- Lady's mantel -- Larkspur and delphinium -- Lavender -- Lilac -- Lily -- Lobelia -- Loosestrife -- Love-in-a-mist -- Lupine -- Magnolia -- Marigold -- Montbretia -- Morning glory -- Mountain Laurel -- Myrtle -- Nasturtium -- Orchid -- Oregon grape holly -- Oswego tea, bee balm, or monarda -- Peony -- Petunia -- Pholx -- Plume poppy -- Poinsettia -- Red-hot poker -- Rhododendron -- Rose -- Rudbeckia -- Scarlet sage -- Silver bell -- Snapdragon -- Spirea -- Stock -- Sunflower -- Sweet pea -- Tobacco plant -- Trumpet vine -- Tulip -- Violet and pansy -- Water lily -- Weigela -- Wisteria -- Yarrow -- Yucca -- Zinnia -- Further reading -- Index
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 257 pages
Isbn
9781565121386
Lccn
96022296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3085051
  • (OCoLC)34958660
  • (OCoLC)ocm34958660
  • 165797
  • 3085051
Label
100 flowers and how they got their names, Diana Wells ; illustrated by Ippy Patterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abelia -- African violet -- Anemone -- Aster -- Astilbe -- Azalea -- Baby blue eyes and poached eggs -- Balloon flower -- Bear's breeches -- Beauty bush -- Begonia -- Bleeding heart -- Bluebell -- Bougainvillea -- Butterfly bush -- California poppy -- Camellia -- Candytuft -- Carnation, pink, sweet William -- Christmas rose -- Chrysanthemum -- Clematis -- Columbine -- Crape myrtle -- Crocus -- Cyclamen -- Daffodil -- Dahlia -- Daisy -- Datura -- Daylily -- Deutzia -- Dogwood -- Evening primerose -- Everlasting flower -- Forget-me-not -- Forsythia -- Foxglove -- Fuchsia -- Gardenia -- Geranium -- Gladiolus -- Gloxinia -- Hollyhock -- Honeysuckle -- Hosta -- Hyacinth -- Hydrangea -- Impatiens -- Iris -- Japonica or flowering quince -- Jasmine -- Kerria -- Lady's mantel -- Larkspur and delphinium -- Lavender -- Lilac -- Lily -- Lobelia -- Loosestrife -- Love-in-a-mist -- Lupine -- Magnolia -- Marigold -- Montbretia -- Morning glory -- Mountain Laurel -- Myrtle -- Nasturtium -- Orchid -- Oregon grape holly -- Oswego tea, bee balm, or monarda -- Peony -- Petunia -- Pholx -- Plume poppy -- Poinsettia -- Red-hot poker -- Rhododendron -- Rose -- Rudbeckia -- Scarlet sage -- Silver bell -- Snapdragon -- Spirea -- Stock -- Sunflower -- Sweet pea -- Tobacco plant -- Trumpet vine -- Tulip -- Violet and pansy -- Water lily -- Weigela -- Wisteria -- Yarrow -- Yucca -- Zinnia -- Further reading -- Index
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 257 pages
Isbn
9781565121386
Lccn
96022296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 3085051
  • (OCoLC)34958660
  • (OCoLC)ocm34958660
  • 165797
  • 3085051

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