1] golden-rod: North American flower, having pyramidal branched yellow or white blossom-clusters on wand-like stems.
5] gentian: blue-flowered herb.
7] milkweed: tall perennial herb with milky juice.
9] sedges: perennial marsh plants with solid stem and a flowercluster at its top.
11] asters: fall-blooming herb with tubular or star-like flowers.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: Helen Jackson, Poems (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1892), pp. 206-07. PS 2107 P6 1892 Robarts Library.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/8
Rhyme: abcb (last stanza: abab)
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