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  • (_Myosotis_) and a few pretty wild flowers, _e. g._ the orange-flowered puccoons (_Lithospermum_); but it also embraces a number of the most troublesome weeds, among which are the hound's-tongue (_Cynoglossum_) (Fig.  119, _A_), and the "beggar's-ticks" (_Echinospermum_), whose prickly fruits (Fig.  119, _C_) become detached on the slightest provocation, and adhere to whatever they touch with great tenacity.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses


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