The Folk-lore of Plants

The Folk-lore of Plants Book Details

By Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer

  • Category: Life Sciences, Books, Science & Nature
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 1848-01-01
  • Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer
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The Folk-lore of Plants Summary

The fact that plants, in common with man and the lower animals, possess the phenomena of life and death, naturally suggested in primitive times the notion of their having a similar kind of existence. In both cases there is a gradual development which is only reached by certain progressive stages of growth, a circumstance which was not without its practical lessons to the early naturalist. This similarity, too, was held all the more striking when it was observed how the life of plants, like that of the higher organisms, was subject to disease, accident, and other hostile influences, and so liable at any moment to be cut off by an untimely end.

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