Legends & Lore of Texas Wildflowers

Legends & Lore of Texas Wildflowers

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Alphabetical entries identify and locate Texas wildflowers, including buttercup, lily, iris, and yucca, explain the significance and origins of their names, and describes uses and legends associated with them. Includes b&w drawings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
In Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers, Elizabeth Silverthorne offers a charming selection of these botanical treasures, explaining the significance and origin of the name, identifying where the flower and its family members are located, and colorfully describing each one's legends and uses. Complemented by eighteen delicate drawings, legends and facts about forty-four of Texas' most interesting flowers, such as the water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, poinsettia, dogwood, and morning glory, are delightfully detailed.
Violets have been used to cure cancer. Sunflowers were planted by nineteenth-century pioneers to protect families from malaria. Indian Blankets were used to increase fertility. Buttercups were used, in ancient time, to treat leprosy, plague, and insanity and, more recently, to remove warts or raise blisters.
Silverthorne's text offers folklore enthusiasts, gardeners, and Texas history buffs an enchanting reading experience and an invitation to discover the legends growing in their own backyard.

Publisher: College Station, TX : Texas A&M University Press, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780890967027
Branch Call Number: TEX 582.13 SIL
Characteristics: xvii, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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