K is for Kernel

kernel

Development of the Corn Kernel:  Maize in the United States is usually classified into the five endosperm forms–dent, flint, pop, flour and sweet.

The text is from Changes in Popcorn Kernels and Cobs While Maturing by W.A. Huelsen and W.P. Bemis, published in 1958.  Click here to read the booklet online or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2012

I is for Iris

irises

An Iris flower consists usually of three outer segments called falls and three inner segments called standards. The standards are usually about equal in length to the falls.

The text is from page 3 of William R. Dykes’s book A Handbook of Garden Irises, published in 1924. Click here to browse the book online or download it for free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2012

J is for Juniper

drawing of juniper branch

The Juniper-tree grows wild upon many Hills in Surrey, and Oxfordshire, and upon Juniper-Hill near Hildersham in Cambridgeshire; besides, in several other parts of Enlgnad: The Berries are most commonly gathered about August. The Astrological Botanists advise us to pull them when the Sun is in Virgo.

The text is from “The Use of Juniper and Elder-Berries” in John Chamberlayne’s book The Natural History of Coffee, Thee, Chocolate, Tobacco, published in 1682.  Click here to browse the book or dowload it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2012