Atlantic Monthly

Vol. 10, No. 62, December, 1862

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,700 / 249 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 511
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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Genre: Periodical
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n habits, sensitive as to abodes. Of the ten species named as rarest among American endogenous plants by Dr. Gray, in his valuable essay on the statistics of our Northern Flora, all but one are Orchids. And even an abundant species, like the present, retains the family traits in its person, and never loses its high-born air and its delicate veining. I know a grove where it can be gathered by the hundreds within a half-acre, and yet I never can divest myself of the feeling that each specimen is a choice novelty. But the actual rarity occurs, at least in this region, when one finds the smaller and more beautiful Yellow Moccason-Flower,--_parviflorum_,--which accepts only our very choicest botanical locality, the "Rattlesnake Ledge" on Tatessit Hill,--and may, for aught I know, have been the very plant which Elsie Venner laid upon her school-mistress's desk.

June is an intermediate month between the spring and summer flowers. Of the more delicate early blossoms, the Dwarf Cornel, the Solomon's-Seal, and the Y

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