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The Resource A contemplation upon flowers : garden plants in myth and literature, Bobby J. Ward ; foreword by Ann Lovejoy

A contemplation upon flowers : garden plants in myth and literature, Bobby J. Ward ; foreword by Ann Lovejoy

Label
A contemplation upon flowers : garden plants in myth and literature
Title
A contemplation upon flowers
Title remainder
garden plants in myth and literature
Statement of responsibility
Bobby J. Ward ; foreword by Ann Lovejoy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bobby J. Ward traverses the mundane to the mystical in this passionate study of eighty garden plants as they appear in literature and myth." "Quotations from poems, novels, plays, and stories, some as recent as the nineteenth century, some dating from ancient Greece, vividly illustrate the rich histories of our favorite plants. This book traces the origins of both scientific or Latin names and common names for each plant. And Ward explains each plant's place in historical events, its connection to Greek and Roman - or other - mythologies, its use in religious ceremonies, its symbolism in the arts, or its traditional medicinal uses."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Bobby J
Dewey number
  • 809/.93364
  • 808.80364
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.F55
LC item number
W37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
PN56.F55
NAL item number
W37 1999
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flowers in literature
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Flowers
  • Flowers in literature
Label
A contemplation upon flowers : garden plants in myth and literature, Bobby J. Ward ; foreword by Ann Lovejoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-415) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acanthus -- Aconite -- Adonis, anemone & pulsatilla -- Amaryllis -- Arum -- Asphodel -- Aster -- Begonia -- Bellflower -- Broom -- Buttercup -- Camellia -- Carnation -- Clematis -- Cockscomb -- Colchicum -- Columbine -- Cornflower -- Crape myrtle -- Crocus -- Cyclamen -- Daffodil -- Dahlia -- Daisy -- Daylily -- Euphorbia -- Evening primrose -- Fern -- Forget-me-not -- Forsythia -- Foxglove -- Fritillary -- Gentian -- Geranium & pelargonium -- Gladiolus -- Guernsey lily -- Heath & heather -- Hellebore -- Hepatica -- Hibiscus -- Holly -- Hollyhock -- Honeysuckle -- Hyacinth -- Iris -- Ivy -- Jasmine -- Laurel & daphne -- Lilac -- Lily -- Lily of the valley -- Lychnis -- Marigold -- Marsh mallow -- Morning glory & bindweed -- Nasturtium -- Orchid -- Peony -- Periwinkle -- Phlox -- Pimpernel -- Poppy -- Primrose -- Queen anne's lace -- Rhododendron & azalea -- Rose -- St. John's wort -- Salvia -- Sedum -- Snapdragon -- Snowdrop -- Speedwell -- Stock -- Sunflower -- Tulip -- Verbena or vervain -- Violet, pansy & viola -- Wallflower -- Waterlily -- Weeds -- Wisteria -- Yarrow -- Zinnia -- Calendar of flowers -- Saints of the spade
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780881924695
Lccn
98051438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40396426
  • (OCoLC)ocm40396426
  • 433962
Label
A contemplation upon flowers : garden plants in myth and literature, Bobby J. Ward ; foreword by Ann Lovejoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-415) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acanthus -- Aconite -- Adonis, anemone & pulsatilla -- Amaryllis -- Arum -- Asphodel -- Aster -- Begonia -- Bellflower -- Broom -- Buttercup -- Camellia -- Carnation -- Clematis -- Cockscomb -- Colchicum -- Columbine -- Cornflower -- Crape myrtle -- Crocus -- Cyclamen -- Daffodil -- Dahlia -- Daisy -- Daylily -- Euphorbia -- Evening primrose -- Fern -- Forget-me-not -- Forsythia -- Foxglove -- Fritillary -- Gentian -- Geranium & pelargonium -- Gladiolus -- Guernsey lily -- Heath & heather -- Hellebore -- Hepatica -- Hibiscus -- Holly -- Hollyhock -- Honeysuckle -- Hyacinth -- Iris -- Ivy -- Jasmine -- Laurel & daphne -- Lilac -- Lily -- Lily of the valley -- Lychnis -- Marigold -- Marsh mallow -- Morning glory & bindweed -- Nasturtium -- Orchid -- Peony -- Periwinkle -- Phlox -- Pimpernel -- Poppy -- Primrose -- Queen anne's lace -- Rhododendron & azalea -- Rose -- St. John's wort -- Salvia -- Sedum -- Snapdragon -- Snowdrop -- Speedwell -- Stock -- Sunflower -- Tulip -- Verbena or vervain -- Violet, pansy & viola -- Wallflower -- Waterlily -- Weeds -- Wisteria -- Yarrow -- Zinnia -- Calendar of flowers -- Saints of the spade
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780881924695
Lccn
98051438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40396426
  • (OCoLC)ocm40396426
  • 433962

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