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By Alice Lounsberry

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T h e plant is a native of B r a z i l , and it is thought that i t was i n about 1 8 9 0 that i t was i n t r o d u c e d into F l o r i d a . It had been form e r l y c u l t i v a t e d i n n o r t h e r n greenhouses, as it had the potent c h a r m of beauty. So congenial to its tastes d i d it find the sunny shores of the St. J o h n s R i v e r and the y e l l o w i s h water that abounds i n h u m i d acid and o r g a n i c matter that it soon laid aside all the customs of a guest, and d e t e r m i n e d upon d a b b l i n g in the p o l i t i c a l economy a n d affairs of the c o u n t r y .

F I G . 3 4 . ) FIG. 44. FIG. 45. FIG. 46. L o b e d : when the incisions e x t e n d about half way to the m i d r i b ; and i n w h i c h case the leaf is spoken of as three l o b e d , five lobed, or a c c o r d i n g to the n u m b e r of lobes f o r m e d . ( F I G . 4*0 Cleft : when the incisions reach more than half way to the midrib. ( F I G . 4 3 . ) D i v i d e d : when the incisions extend to the m i d r i b . C o m p o u n d L e a v e s have the blade split into separate parts, the little blades f o r m i n g leaflets.

T h e s t i g m a t h a t was enclosed i n the keel is k n o c k e d out, a n d the p o l l e n grains that were already on the style f r o m e a r l y - m a t u r i n g anthers are d r o p p e d upon the bee's back. L i t t l e suspecting the t r i c k that has been played upon h i m , he saunters off to another member of the family, as he is again a l l u r e d by the i r r e g u l a r c o r o l l a a n d the p u r p l i s h pink that is his f a v o u r i t e c o l o u r . A s before, he k n o c k s about for a seat and pushes out the stigma, w h i c h then greedily receives the pollen w i t h w h i c h his back is covered f r o m his last v i s i t .

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