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Flora Hibernica free pdf Excerpt from Flora Hibernica: Comprising the Flowering Plants Ferns Characeae Musci Hepaticae Lichenes and Algae of Ireland, Arranged According to the Natural System With a Synopsis of the Genera, According to the Linnaean System It has been matter of complaint that the history of the natural productions of Ireland has hitherto been neglected- but when all circumstances are considered, it will appear that the censure it one of too great seventy. We have no means of ascertaining to what extent a knowledge of plants was possessed in ancient times by the Celtic inhabitants of the country- but when we are told that the Irish language is rich in names of plants, and also that the names of the letters of the Irish alphabet are taken from vegetable productions, it will be admitted, that, even in periods of remote antiquity, the study of plants was not altogether neglected: nor is this at all surprising, since it is well known that the surface of Ireland formerly presented a very different aspect with regard to vegetation than its present features would lead us to suspect Formerly Ireland might have been considered as one vast forest - a circumstance to which it was perhaps indebted for what we are informed, was one of its most ancient names (Innit Fiodh, or Woody Island.) The former existence of extensive forests is not a matter of vague tradition- it is attested by the remains of pines, Of Its, yews,

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Author : James Townsend MacKay
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 26 July 2015
ISBN : 1331981433
EAN : 9781331981435
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 682 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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