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T h i s aquatic herb, w h i c h we find i n s t i l l , slow water, is h a r d l y one to inspire us w i t h affection. It belongs to the strange Pistil P L A T E VIII. C O M M O N BLADDERWORT. (35) Utricularia and Stamens. vulgaris. 36 PLANTS GROWING IN WATER. g r o u p of insectivorous plants, those that are so f o r m e d as to entrap insects, w h i c h they digest and assimilate as food. I n this way, by t a k i n g advantage of defenseless members of the a n i m a l w o r l d , they show a v e r y u n p r i n c i p l e d d i s r e g a r d of a l l plant t r a d i t i o n .

Y E L L O W POND-LILY. S P A T T E R DOCK. Nymphcea FAMILY Water-lily. COLOUR Yellow, centre tinged with crimson. ia. ODOUR Unpleasant. RANGE General. TIME OF BLOOM May-August, Flowers: u n a t t r a c t i v e ; s o l i t a r y . Calyx: o f s i x to e i g h t u n e q u a l s e p a l s t h a t v a r y i n c o l o u r f r o m y e l l o w to g r e e n . Corolla: of c o a r s e , fleshy p e t a l s t h a t are s h o r t e r t h a n the s t a m e n s . Stamens: numerous. Pistil: one, the s t i g m a s p r e a d i n g l i k e a m a n y - r a y e d d i s k .

3 4 . ) O v a t e : when the outline is s i m i l a r to the shape of an egg, the broader end d o w n w a r d . ( F I G . 3 6 . ) A CHAPTER TO STUDY. II O b o v a t e : the reverse of ovate. S p a t u l a t e : l i k e a spatula, r o u n d e d at the apex a n d tapering towards the base. ( F I G . ) O r b i c u l a r , nearly c i r c u l a r or r o u n d e d i n outline. ( F I G . 4 1 . ) C o r d a t e or H e a r t - S h a p e d ; when the outline is ovate, the sides f o r m i n g a n o t c h at the base.

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