By Margaret Armstrong, J. J. Thornber
Margaret Armstrong, a prolific booklet hide dressmaker and illustrator, spent many years touring round the western usa at the start of the 20 th century, and in 1911 she used to be one of many first girls to descend to the ground of the Grand Canyon. There she came upon a few new flower species and commenced writing and illustrating the beautiful and thorough Field booklet of Western Wildflowers.
This was once the 1st complete guide to provide precise information regarding the plethora of plants turning out to be within the western usa and contains unique details on seventy-five plant households, like water-plantain, lily, buttercup, poppy, mustard, hydrangea, plum, rose, cactus, wintergreen, figwort, and valerian households, and plenty of others.
Armstrong contains details on key features of every species, together with peak, leaf and petal gains, shades, the place every one flower can probably be came across, perfect stipulations they flourish in, and lots more and plenty extra.
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Piperita ‘Black Peppermint’ This is a choice variety with dark purple stems and dark green, oval, strongly peppermint-scented leaves. HABIT Spreading ↕ 18–24 in (45–60 cm) ↔ 24–36 in (60–90 cm) or more COOK’S NOTES Use sparingly in desserts, or in teas. PEPPERMINT . Mentha x piperita A tall-growing hybrid with a strong minty ﬂavor. HABIT Spreading ↕ 24 in (60cm) ↔ 36 in (90 cm) or more 49 50 C H O O S E — T H E H E R B C ATA L O G CRESSES Nasturtium The cresses listed here are not aromatic but have a pleasant, crisp, peppery ﬂavor in their leaves and their succulent stems.
HABIT Spreading ↕ 24 in (60cm) ↔ 36 in (90 cm) or more 49 50 C H O O S E — T H E H E R B C ATA L O G CRESSES Nasturtium The cresses listed here are not aromatic but have a pleasant, crisp, peppery ﬂavor in their leaves and their succulent stems. grow Sow seed in pots or in garden soil in early spring. Both varieties like a sunny spot. harvest Cut the leaves as required. cook The leaves of both cresses give a peppery ﬂavor to salads and make a good garnish. GARDEN CRESS . Lepidium sativum ***a This annual herb grows from seed to very spicy, peppery cress in just a week in ordinary garden soil and is ready to harvest a few weeks later.
Add chopped leaves to salads, soups, stews, and stocks for a strong, aromatic, celery ﬂavor. Use lovage seed in cooking as you would celery seed HABIT Low-growing mound with tall stems ↕ 6 ft (2 m) ↔ 3 ft (1 m) LEMON BALM Melissa officinalis The highly aromatic leaves of this perennial give the impression of lemon with a hint of mint. The ﬂowers are also much loved by bees. ***ab grow Divide plants in fall or spring, or sow seed in spring in any good soil in a sunny spot; in very hot regions it will need some shade.
Field Book of Western Wild Flowers: The Ultimate Guide to Flowers Growing West of the Rocky Mountains by Margaret Armstrong, J. J. Thornber