Handbook of Nature Study: Flowerless Plants

by Anna B. Comstock

Description: The study of flowerless plants in the eleventh section of Handbook of Nature Study leads off with two species of ferns, followed by lessons on how the fern bud unfolds and the fruiting of the fern. Cursory treatment is given to horsetails and moss before mushrooms and other fungi are presented in greater depth. The reader learns about puffballs, bracket fungi, morels, and stinkhorns, with special focus on the conditions under which they thrive and the manner in which they propagate.

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Ages:  12-18
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year Published:  2013
ISBN: 978-1-59915-614-9
Genres:  Natural History, Nature Study

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Christmas Fern 
3. The Bracken 
4. How a Fern Bud Unfolds 
5. The Fruiting of the Fern 
6. The Field Horsetail 
7. The Hair-cap Moss, or Pigeon Wheat 
8. Mushrooms and Other Fungi 

9. Puffballs
10. The Bracket Fungi 
11. Hedgehog Fungi 
12. The Scarlet Saucer 
13. The Morels 
14. The Stinkhorns 
15. Molds 
16. Bacteria

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