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Flowers through the Ages, Tergit, Gabriele
Flowers through the Ages

Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden, Jekyll, Gertrude
Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden

The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination, Mabey, Richard
The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination

A Pocket Botanical Dictionary containing the names, history and culture of all plants known in Britain with a full explanation of technical terms, Paxton (F.L.S., H.S. &c.), Joseph
A Pocket Botanical Dictionary containing the names, history and culture of all plants known in Britain with a full explanation of technical terms

The Beeton Book of Garden Management, ,
The Beeton Book of Garden Management

The Dry Garden, Chatto, Beth
The Dry Garden

The Rock Garden, Farrer, Reginald
The Rock Garden

Tulipomania - The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused, Dash, Mike
Tulipomania - The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused

 

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The Beeton Book of Garden Management, ,
1 The Beeton Book of Garden Management
,. Omega Books, Ware, Hertfordshire, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 246mm x 167mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 844pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Big book has been well read, light wear to extremities, block edges a little grubby in places, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has light wear from handling, surface chip at top of spine. Facsimile print of 1890s edition of massive Victorian guide to better gardening. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: soil, shrub, vegetable, flower This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 16068

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Carnations and All Dianthus, Allwood (F.L.S.), Montagu C.;   Alesworth, F.W.
2 Carnations and All Dianthus
Allwood (F.L.S.), Montagu C.; Alesworth, F.W.. Allwood Bros., Haywards Heath, third edition, Hardback, 216mm x165mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, xxxii prelims, 380+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Spine and boards bumped but clean. Block edges darkened with some foxing, pages and plates basically clean. Book feels flimsy as a likely wartime/austerity production. Dustwrapper is generally worn and frayed at edges, also grubby in places. No date given for this third edition of Allwood's guide to Carnations, with a Foreword by Alesworth, but all indications suggest mid-late 1940s. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Flower, carnation, dianthus. 8019

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The Country Diary Book of Creating a Wild Flower Garden, Andrews, Jonathan ;   Huxley, Anthony         (ed)
3 The Country Diary Book of Creating a Wild Flower Garden
Andrews, Jonathan ; Huxley, Anthony (ed). Webb & Bower - Michael Joseph, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 185mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Edith Holden. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has been handled over years, light wear to edge, front flap clipped with price sticker. Rather lovely month-by-month guide to creating and maintaining a wild flower garden, illustrated with paintings from Edith Holden's huge-selling "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady." Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Edwardian, season, bluebell, daisy. 14558

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The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge, Batey, Mavis
4 The Historic Gardens of Oxford & Cambridge
Batey, Mavis. Macmillan, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 4to blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Hugh Palmer. Near Fine/Very Good. A lavishly illustrated tour of the beautiful gardens to be found in the great University cities of England, set in their historic context as influences on some of the great men and women of British intellectual history. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Oxford, Cambridge, gardens, stories. 2206

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5 A Garden Timepiece
Bell, M.G. Kennedy. Hutchinson, London, Hardback, 22cm x 14cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 223+pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine colour and titles faded but boards nice and clean, block darkened by age, edges grubby and differential fading to endpapers, also exposure of binding adjacent to same. No date or edition given for this rather lovely season-by-season guide to gardening. Perhaps 1920 +/- 15 years? Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Gardening, plants, digging. 9453

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The Queen's Hidden Garden - Buckingham Palce's Treasury of Wild Plants, Bellamy, David
6 The Queen's Hidden Garden - Buckingham Palce's Treasury of Wild Plants
Bellamy, David. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1984. first edition, Hardback, 307mm x 217mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Lyon. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight, bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. Top block edge just a little darkened. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little wear along top edge, front flap clipped. Superb illustrated guide to the plants of what is effectively a royal nature reserve in the middle of London, with text by then-celebrity botanist Bellamy and original painting illustrations by Lyon. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Buckingham, nature, Bellamy This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 917

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The Dry Garden, Chatto, Beth
7 The Dry Garden
Chatto, Beth. J.M. Dent, London, 1980. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 152mm , 189+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear to edges, rear now grubby. Excellent illustrated guide to gardening in dry soils short of humus. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: garden, design, shade, bed. 16067

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The Living Garden - A Practical Guide to Attracting and Conserving Garden Wildlife, Chinery, Michael
8 The Living Garden - A Practical Guide to Attracting and Conserving Garden Wildlife
Chinery, Michael. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 243mm x 167mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Hardback is clean with minimal wear from handling, just a handful of foxing spots to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling, front flap clipped. A thorough illustrated tour of garden habitats from flower beds to ponds, with advice on the flora and fauna to be found therein. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: flora, fauna, hedge, shrub. 14555

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Dwarf Rhododendrons, Cox, Peter A.
9 Dwarf Rhododendrons
Cox, Peter A.. B.T. Batsford, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo olive cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 296pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/. Block a little darkened with age. Adhesive residue to endpapers from d/w flaps opposite. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has fading beneath clear adhesive tape on flaps. Otherwise clean with minimal wear. Detailed, marvellously illustrated guide to a very specific horticultural art. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Rhododendron, dwarf, garden. 6512

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The Larger Species of Rhododendron, Cox, Peter A.
10 The Larger Species of Rhododendron
Cox, Peter A.. B.T. Batsford, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 352+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling with creasing to bottom 1/3 of front cover. An authoritative illustrated guide to the larger species of rhododendron with botanical descriptions and guides to cultivation. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: weedkiller, shrub, habitat, flora. 14576

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Tulipomania - The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused, Dash, Mike
11 Tulipomania - The story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused
Dash, Mike. Victor Gollancz, London, 1999. first edition, Hardback, 195mm x 134mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxi prelims, 298+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear, spine colour faded. Page-turning account of the 1636 tulip boom in the Netherlands. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: bubble, speculation, market, Holland. 15183

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12 Bizarre Plants - Magical, Monstrous, Mythical
Emboden, William A,. Studio Vista, London, 1974. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, ix prelims, 214pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been well read, board edges a little faded, tiny stain to front endpaper, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and a little discolouring around edges. First UK edition of "a book about plants so monstrous, mythical or magical that to ignore them would be to discredit man's sojourn through this fantastic world." (sic) Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: dragon, witchcraft, carnivore, nightshade. 16101

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The Peat Garden and its Plants, Evans, Alfred
13 The Peat Garden and its Plants
Evans, Alfred. J.M. Dent, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 164pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Dustwrapper has shelfwear resulting in fraying and along top and bottom of front. Also fading along edges. The first book ever to be devoted to the art of peat gardening, offering advice and inspiration for the peat gardener, fully illustrated with images of those plants which flourish in a peat environment. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Gardens, peat, flowers, plants. 2203

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The Rock Garden, Farrer, Reginald
14 The Rock Garden
Farrer, Reginald. T.C. & E.C. Jack, London & Edinburgh, Hardback, 222mm x 158mm green cloth boards, black titles, , xi prelims, 118+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is now protected but old and tired, generally bumped and scuffed, edges grubby with foxing, latter also to pages proper, edges also ragged but plates still present and clean. Undated but early 20th century guide to alpine flowers, with eight colour plates. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: primula, alpine, moraine, pansy. 16066

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The Garden - An English Love Affair - One Thousand Years of Gardening, Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane
15 The Garden - An English Love Affair - One Thousand Years of Gardening
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jane. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 194mm green hard card boards, gilt titles, first edition, 360pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is in near fine condition. Dustwrapper is near fine. Superbly illustrated throughout, this is a fine single-volume history of English gardens, gardeners and gardening in the Second Millennium. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Capability, landscape, formal, flower This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 11957

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Asiatic Primulas - A Gardener's Guide, Green, Roy
16 Asiatic Primulas - A Gardener's Guide
Green, Roy. Alpine Garden Society, Woking, Surrey, 1976. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 163pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Detailed guide to the genus Primula. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Primula, primrose, gardener. 5003

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England is a Garden, Hamilton, Catherine
17 England is a Garden
Hamilton, Catherine. Select Editions, Devizes, 1989. first thus, Hardback, 260mm x 196mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , 72pp. Colour illustrations.Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. A delightful little wayfarer's tour of England in search of her finest flowers and plants, lovingly illustrated with 47 full-colour pencil drawings with accompanying text by Hamilton. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: bloom, flower, garden, plant. 14577

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New Green World, Herbst, Josephine ;   Sackville-West, Vita
18 New Green World
Herbst, Josephine ; Sackville-West, Vita. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 272pp. Good +/Fair. Book has been read over years. Block edges darkened with some foxing. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected( has general light shelfwear, spine bumped, rear stained. Recollection of John Bartram's 1743 Expedition into America which revealed much of American plant life for the wider world. Foreword by Vita Sackville-West. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Bartram, America, plants. 4993

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The Country Diary Book of Creating a Wild Flower Garden, Huxley, Anthony ;   Andrews, Jonathan         (ed)
19 The Country Diary Book of Creating a Wild Flower Garden
Huxley, Anthony ; Andrews, Jonathan (ed). Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 180mm decorated boards, 160pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book is tight and clean but has been dampened along bottom edge which has caused crinkling but no unsightly staining. Dustwrapper has also been affected by damp source and has wear from handling also and a little staining. Illustrated with paintings by Edith Holden from her famous "Country Fiary of an Edwardian Lady, " this is Andrews' month-by-month guide to creating a wild flower gardem edited and introduced b y Huxley. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: seasons, flowers, weeds, horticulture. 11955

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Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden, Jekyll, Gertrude
20 Colour Schemes for the Flower Garden
Jekyll, Gertrude. The Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1990. first thus, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 4th impression, , 326pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Kenneth Scowen. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling, price stickers on rear and front flap. Newly illustrated edition of classic text by the doyenne of gardening writer, originally published in 1908, reprinted from the 1936 edition. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: garden, seasons, shrub, bulb. 16091

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The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination, Mabey, Richard
21 The Cabaret of Plants - Botany and the Imagination
Mabey, Richard. Profile Books, London, 2015. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 374pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Feels weighty and substantial in the hands. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A superb cross-disciplinary account of remarkable plants and their influence on humanity across the world and throughout history. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: botany, plant, fruit, tree This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 16083

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A Pocket Botanical Dictionary containing the names, history and culture of all plants known in Britain with a full explanation of technical terms, Paxton (F.L.S., H.S. &c.), Joseph
22 A Pocket Botanical Dictionary containing the names, history and culture of all plants known in Britain with a full explanation of technical terms
Paxton (F.L.S., H.S. &c.), Joseph. Bradbury & Evans, London, 1849. Hardback, 187mm x 117mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , xii prelims, c.400pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been well read over years, bumped and grubby around edges, front board stained at top, but clean and tight overall. "New Edition" of Paxton's 1840 (unpaginated) reference to British plant life, in tiny two-column print. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: botany, plant, shrub, flora. 16069

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23 The Cottager's Companion
Savage, D.S.. Book Club Associates, London, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Gillian Durrant. Good +++/NoWrapper. No d/w. Base of spine a little bumped. Block edges a little dusty. Practical guide to all aspects of cottage living, including food plant cultivation and animal husbandry. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: Cottage, plants, crops. 5012

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A.B.C. Guide to Garden Flowers, Shewell-Cooper, W.E.
24 A.B.C. Guide to Garden Flowers
Shewell-Cooper, W.E.. English Universities Press, London, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby with some light staining, edges also worn and chipped in places, loss at bottom spine edge. Handy and comprehensive reference guide for the grower of garden flowers. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: flower, rose, botany, garden. 12001

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The A.B.C. Of Flower Growing, Shewell-Cooper, W.E.
25 The A.B.C. Of Flower Growing
Shewell-Cooper, W.E.. English Universities Press, London, 1953. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 244+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Inscription to one page. Binding weak. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby from handling with foxing to flaps. Handy illustrated reference guide for the British flower gardener. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: bedding, bulb, herbaceous, perennial. 12007

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The A.B.C. Of Flowering Shrubs, Shewell-Cooper, W.E.
26 The A.B.C. Of Flowering Shrubs
Shewell-Cooper, W.E.. English Universities Press, London, 1953. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 191+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Less than good. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Inscription to one page. Binding weak. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped with some loss at edges, inscribed back flap. Handy reference guide for the cultivator of flowering shrubs of all kinds. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: shrubbery, rhododendron, azalea, hedge. 12002

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The A.B.C. Of Gardening, Shewell-Cooper, W.E.
27 The A.B.C. Of Gardening
Shewell-Cooper, W.E.. English Universities Press, London, 1952. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 128mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 282pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is generally bumped, worn and grubby from handling, wwth foxing to block edges and inner boards, some staining to board and spine edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby with edgewear, some foxing to flaps. Handy and comprehensive guide for the British gardener. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: flower, vegetable, roses, pests. 12000

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Chrysanthemums, Smith, James F.
28 Chrysanthemums
Smith, James F.. B.T. Batsford, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 207+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled over years but still clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some wear to edges, front flap clipped with price sticker. Illustrated handbook for the cultivator of chrysanthemums, with much expert information on soli and gowrth conditions. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: soil, potting, peat, insecticide. 12003

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Gardening with Stone, Stevenson, Violet
29 Gardening with Stone
Stevenson, Violet. Pelham Books, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 116+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with just a little foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only from handling. A handy guide to garden design and construction using stone features. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: stone, rockery, morraine, scree. 14575

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Flowers through the Ages, Tergit, Gabriele
30 Flowers through the Ages
Tergit, Gabriele. Oswald Wolff, London, 1961. first thus, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 240+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Book has been well read over years, exterior bumped and scuffed, foxing to block edges and opening/closing pages, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges, some wear and grubbiness from handling. A delightful volume in sixty plus chapters which tell of mankind's fascination with flowers through the ages, and their significance in religion, culture and all aspects of human life. Translated from the author's German by Elizabeth and Alexander Henderson. Catalogue: Gardening. Keywords: flora, rose, symbol, botany. 16092

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