. Handbook of nature-study for teachers and parents, based on the Cornell nature-study leaflets. Nature study. Cultivated-Plant Study 6ii. Photo by Verne Morton. 'The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die." —Shakespeare THE BLEEDING HEART Teacher's Story For the intricate structure of this type of flower, the bleeding heart is much more easily studied than its smaller wild sisters, the Dutchman's breeches or squirrel com; therefore it is well to study these flowers when we find them in profusion in our gardens, and the next spring we may study the w

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. Handbook of nature-study for teachers and parents, based on the Cornell nature-study leaflets. Nature study. Cultivated-Plant Study 6ii. Photo by Verne Morton. 'The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die." —Shakespeare THE BLEEDING HEART Teacher's Story For the intricate structure of this type of flower, the bleeding heart is much more easily studied than its smaller wild sisters, the Dutchman's breeches or squirrel com; therefore it is well to study these flowers when we find them in profusion in our gardens, and the next spring we may study the w
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. Handbook of nature-study for teachers and parents, based on the Cornell nature-study leaflets. Nature study. Cultivated-Plant Study 6ii. Photo by Verne Morton. 'The summer's flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die." —Shakespeare THE BLEEDING HEART Teacher's Story For the intricate structure of this type of flower, the bleeding heart is much more easily studied than its smaller wild sisters, the Dutchman's breeches or squirrel com; therefore it is well to study these flowers when we find them in profusion in our gardens, and the next spring we may study the wildwood species more understandingly. The flowers of the bleeding heart are beautiful jewel-like pendants arranged along the stem according to their age; the mature flower, ready to shed its petals, is near the main stem, while the tiny unopened bud is hung at the very tip, where new buds are constantly being formed during a long season of bloom. This flower has a strange modifi- cation of its petals; the two pink outer ones, which make the heart, are really little pitchers with nectar at their iDottoms, and although they hang mouth downwards the nectar does not flow out. When these outer petals are removed, we can see the inner pair placed opposite to them, the two of them close together and facing each other like two grooved ladles. Just at the mouth of the pitchers these inner petals are almost divided cross- wise; and the parts that extend beyond are spoon-shaped, like the bowls of two spoons which have been pinched out so as to make a wide, flat. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930. Ithaca, N. Y. , Comstock Publishing Company

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