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By Marta McDowell

ISBN-10: 1604697504

ISBN-13: 9781604697506

"A history-rich and intensely readable account of the way our presidents and their households have left their imprint at the 18 acres surrounding the administrative mansion." —Traditional Home
The White condominium floor were an unwitting witness to history—a backdrop for infantrymen, suffragettes, protestors, and activists. Kings and queens have dined there, accounts and treaties were signed, and presidents have landed and retreated. the back and front backyard for the 1st relatives, it's by way of extension the nation's first backyard. the entire Presidents' Gardens tells the untold heritage of the White condominium Grounds. beginning with the seed-collecting, plant-obsessed George Washington and finishing with Michelle Obama's concentrate on edibles, this wealthy and compelling narrative unearths how the tale of the backyard is usually the tale of the US. Readers find out about Lincoln's goats, Ike's placing eco-friendly, Jackie's iconic roses, Amy Carter's tree apartment, and masses extra. additionally they study the crops whose want has come and long gone through the years and the gardeners who've been accountable for all of it. totally illustrated with new and old photos and artwork, refreshingly nonpartisan, and freeing simply in time for election yr, this can be a must-read for somebody attracted to the purple, white, and eco-friendly!

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Monoecious - Having seperate male and female flowers on the same plant. N Node - The part of a stem where the leaf, leaves, or secondary branches emerge. Nutlet - A one-seeded portion of a fruit that fragments at maturity. O Obcordate - Inversely heart-shaped. Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate. Oblique - With part not opposite, but slightly uneven. Oblong - Elliptical, blunt at each end, having nearly parallel sides, two to four times as long as broad. Obovate - Inversely ovate. Obtuse - Blunt or rounded.

Linear - A long and narrow organ with the sides nearly parallel. Lobed - Divided to about the middle or less. M Midrib - The central rib of a leaf or other organ; midvein. Monoecious - Having seperate male and female flowers on the same plant. N Node - The part of a stem where the leaf, leaves, or secondary branches emerge. Nutlet - A one-seeded portion of a fruit that fragments at maturity. O Obcordate - Inversely heart-shaped. Oblanceolate - Inversely lanceolate. Oblique - With part not opposite, but slightly uneven.

The leaves are pinnately compound, with 8 - 15 pairs of leaflets. The lavender-pink to pale red pea-like flowers are produced as racemes from leaf axils. The leguminous pods are flat, pubescent, beaked, and when ripe, unfurl to reveal the characteristic attractive scarlet red peas with a black end (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2). Figure 1. Abrus seeds. Figure 2. Abrus vine and seed pod. Toxic Principle and Mechanism of Action Only the seeds of the rosary pea are toxic as they contain potent lectins (toxalbumins) called abrin I and II that are toxic to all animals including humans.

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