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Flowers at My Feet by Simpson Brenan - Paperback - 1996-10-08 - from Hancock House Publishers Ltd and Biblio.co.uk

Flowers at My Feet: Western Wildflowers in Legend, Literature and Lore

by Simpson Brenan

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Hancock House, 1996-10-08. Paperback. 8.5 5.5 0.5. Hancock House Explore the legends and lore connected with the wildflowers of the west. Does the lotus bloom in Lotusland? Why does a clover leaf adorn the suit of clubs in a deck of cards? What do Roman soldiers shaving their legs have to do with wildflowers? Author Brenan Simpson answers these and other questions in Flowers at my Feet. Simpson roots around in lore, legend, literature and language as he takes a light-hearted look at the wildflowers of the West. Writing about both native and nonnative plants, Simpson finds the process of identification by common and botanical names leads to many interesting stories behind the names. Quoting from such sources as Chauncer, Homer and the Bible, the author goes beyond the plain botanical facts and into our cultural heritage. Western Wildflowers in Legend, Literature and Lore Detailed b/w sketches throughout.
  • Bookseller: Hancock House Publishers Ltd US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: FloFee
  • Title: Flowers at My Feet
  • Author: Simpson Brenan
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 296
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0888393946
  • ISBN 13: 9780888393944
  • Publisher: Hancock House
  • Place: Blaine, Washington, U.s.a.
  • Date published: 1996-10-08
  • Pages: 176
  • Keywords: Flowers at My Feet, flowers, wild flowers, west, medicinal flowers, legend, lore, literature, botany, nature guides, nature guide, Brenan Simpson, Brenan, Simpson, B Simpson, "B. Simpson", Western Guidebook, Botanical Guide, General
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography;
  • Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General;
  • Size: 8.5 5.5 0.5


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