Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Title: [Letter to Robert Stewart re fringe trees]
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Title: Letter to Robert Stewart re fringe trees
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: De Mesa Sanchez House, Block 7 Lot 6
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Thompson, Sherley
Publication Date: 1982
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
43 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
de Mesa-Sanchez House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 43 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.896429 x -81.313225
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091263
Volume ID: VID00042
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier: B7-L6

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BLACK-EYED SUSAN (Rudbeckia hirta)
This prolific wildflower of dry fields, wasteplaces, and open woods can be found over almost the
entire United States east of the Rockies. The robust perennial plants bloom in bright abundance
from June to October, and may grow to be 3' in height. The sturdy stems and long narrow leaves
are covered with stiff, bristly hairs. Large, single flowers top each stem. Each flower has 10 20
dark yellow rays surrounding a chocolate-colored central disk which produces seeds. Black-eyed
Susans, also known as Yellow Daisies, were natives of the West and introduced into the East in
seed samples of clover. Early settlers used the plants to help heal skin infections and modern
research has shown that extracts from Black-eyed Susans do have antibiotic properties
Wildflower Notes Copyright 1975 and published by the National Wildlife Federation, Washington,
D. C. 20036. Proceeds from this purchase go towards our conservation programs.

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CHIONANTHUS virginicus Fringe Tree
One of the most striking of native small trees, it blooms in June, a week or so later than its close relative th
Lilacs. The large masses of loose panicles of fragrant, feathery petaled, snowy white flowers create a
beautiful picture. Comprised of narrow petals, 4 to 6 inches long, united at the base, they flutter about at
the slightest breeze. Thomas Jefferson was so fond of this small tree that he grew it at Monticello. Its
handsome, oblong leaves turn a bright golden-yellow in autumn, and older trees will sometimes bear dark
blue clusters of fruit somewhat like small-size grapes. One of the last to produce leaves in the spring. Will
grow about 10 to 20 feet high and requires ample space to fully develop An extremely decorative

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