Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers

Voorkant
Texas A&M University Press, 2002 - 264 pagina's
Every spring paintbrush decorates Texas' highways with its colorful leaves, which look as if they have been dipped in paint. Native Americans reportedly made a weak tea from this flower to treat rheumatism, to use in food as a secret love charm, and to use as a poison for their enemies. This roadside delight, sprinkled in with the bluebonnet, creates spectacular scenery for Texas travelers.

In Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers, Elizabeth Silverthorne offers a delightful selection of these botanical treasures explaining the significance and origin of the name, identifying where the flower and its family members are located, and colorfully describing each one's legends and uses. Complemented by eighteen delicate drawings, legends and facts about forty-four of Texas' most interesting flowers, such as the water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, poinsettia, dogwood, and morning glory, are delightfully detailed.

Violets have been used to cure cancer. Sunflowers were planted by nineteenth-century pioneers to protect families from malaria. Indian Blankets were used to increase fertility. Buttercups were used, in ancient time, to treat leprosy, plague, and insanity and, more recently, to remove warts or raise blisters.

Silverthorne's text offers folklore enthusiasts, gardeners, and Texas history buffs an enchanting reading experience and an invitation to discover the legends growing in their own backyard.

 

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Agarita
3
Agave
6
Anemone
9
Aster
13
Bluebell
17
Bluebonnet
21
Broomweed
26
Buttercup
29
Mustard
109
Orchid
115
Paintbrush
122
Passionflower
125
Phlox
129
Pitcher Plant
133
Poinsettia
138
Poppy
142

Clover
33
Coral Bead
37
Daisy
39
Dandelion
45
Dogwood
49
FoxglovePenstemon
53
GaillardiaIndian Blanket
57
Goldenrod
60
Holly
64
Honeysuckle
67
Iris
72
Lily
78
MallowWinecup
89
Milkweed
93
Mistletoe
97
Morning Glory
101
Mullein
106
Prickly Pear
147
Primrose
152
Queen Annes Lace
158
Rose
162
Sunflower
174
Thistle
179
Verbena
185
Violet
190
Water Lily
196
YarrowMilfoil
200
Yucca
204
Afterword
209
Notes
211
Bibliography
225
Index
231
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Over de auteur (2002)

Elizabeth Silverthorne is the author of three award-winning books, Ashbel Smith of Texas, Plantation Life in Texas, and Christmas in Texas, published by Texas A&M University Press, as well as a number of other books on Texas history. A free-lance writer, she lives in Salado, Texas.

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