By Arabella B. Buckley
3rd quantity within the "Eyes and No Eyes" sequence, introduces little ones to the wonders of vegetation via exam of quite a few crops, together with the cabbage, the turnip, the cucumber, and the rose. as well as turning into conversant in the constitution of vegetation, the reader discovers how seeds develop, how bugs support, and the way crops guard themselves. via this publication youngsters are encouraged to turn into prepared observers of plants as they acquire specimens and research crops of their ordinary habitats. Seven colour illustrations and diverse black and white drawings supplement the textual content. appropriate for a while eight and up.
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In the Shepherd's Purse the ovary is shaped like a heart, in the Turnip flower it is a long pod. The pods grow on little stalks down the stem. They once had flower-leaves round them. But these have withered away, and the pods have grown large. Some of the best vegetables in your garden have flowers like these in the form of a cross, and with four long and two short stamens. Some, like the turnip and radish, have roots that are good to eat. In others, such as the cabbage and mustard-and-cress, we eat the leaves.
Then you will see that at the bottom of the cup there are four little seed-boxes, like nuts, with a long tube standing right up in the middle of them. It has two sticky horns. Now look inside another flower. You will find four stamens growing on the crown, and two of them are so long that they reach right up into the hood. Before you pulled the hood off the sticky horns were close to them. At the bottom of the tube there is plenty of honey, but creeping insects cannot get it, for there is a thick fringe of hairs in the tube to keep them away.
CHAPTER V Making New Seeds WE left our plants, at the end of the last lesson, growing green leaves in the sunlight. Now they go on very quickly. Their roots take in water from the ground, and the leaves take in gases from the air. When the plant has made plenty of roots, stems, and leaves, it begins to store up food for making flowers, in which new seeds will be formed. This is a very important work, for seeds are needed to grow up into new plants, and so many are destroyed by birds and insects or stifled by other plants that, if there were not plenty, the plants would die out.