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I am a Red Cedar

8. I am a tree. My foliage stays green throughout the year.

7. My leaves are so small some Scouts do not know they are leaves.

6. My wood is handled more than any other wood.

5. I am a great help to the thrifty housewife when winter wraps are stored.

4. My wood has an aromatic odor.

3. My scientific name is Juniperus Virginiana.

2. I am used for bean poles, fence posts, and the like, for my wood is very durable in wet soil.

1. A poet wrote this about me:

"When the humid showers hover over all the starry spheres;

And the melancholy darkness gently weeps in rainy tears;

`Tis a joy to press the pillow of a cottage chamber bed,

And to listen to the patter of the soft rain overhead" -

On the shingles made of my wood. I am the Red Cedar.


I am a Sweet Gum

8. I am a tree. I am from thirty to seventy feet high.

7. My bark is deeply furrowed.

6. My leaves are alternate, simple and palmately cleft.

5. My twigs are often covered with corky ridges.

4. My leaves are star-shaped, usually five cleft.

3. My foliage turns a beautiful purplish red in autumn.

2. My scientific name is Liquidamber Styraciflum.

1. My fruit is a globular, long stalked, dry and rough catkin, hanging on the tree all winter. I am the Sweet Gum.


I am a Witch-Hazel

8. I am a tall shrub. The fragrance of my blossom is elusive and faintly aromatic. 7. The Indians used my bark for medicinal purposes.

6. The white man makes valuable extract from my bark.

5. Four long narrow petals form my corolla.

4. My seeds are thrown several feet in the air when the nut flies open.

3. My blossoms come later than others, even later than the fringed gentian or the fall aster. 2. My forked branches are sometimes used as divining rods in searching for water.

1. The doctor and druggist call me Hamamelis.


I am a Milkweed

8. I am a flower. I am a perennial, upright herb, three to five feet tall. I bloom from June to September.

7. I prefer to grow along roadsides, fields and waste places where the sun shines. 6. My oblong opposite leaves have short stems and are minutely downy beneath. 5. My young shoots, until six or seven inches high, are good to eat.

4. Each of my seeds has its own bit of down by which it is carried by the wind. 3. My flowers grow in clusters, thick and fragrant.

2. My flowers, pink in color, are so formed that insects visiting me carry away with them a saddlebag full of pollen.

1. If my stem is broken a sticky, milky juice exudes which contains about 8 per cent rubber.

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