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The Pathos of the Violet

At the base of this plant, in the center, may be distinguished the colorless flowers of the violet which need no insect no insect to bring them pollen, but which, fertilizing themselves, reproduce offspring with but a single strain of heredity.

The Pathos of the Violet

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 1 Chapter 4