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kc-cannon | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 18, 2012 at 3:28 AM via web

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What are all the plants described in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird?

I have this project and I have 7 out of the 10 plants I need. So far I have Oaks, Magnolias, Azaleas, Cannas, Geraniums, Camellias, and Scuppernongs. I was hoping for a list of all, but giving me three more would be fine.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 18, 2012 at 8:07 AM (Answer #1)

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Johnson grass.  This is the dreaded weed that Miss Maudie hates most.

Cotton.  Cotton is mentioned sevderal times during the novel: It was grown at both Finch's Landing and on Dolphus Raymond's plantation, and old Mr. Radley is known to have "bought cotton."

Wheat.  Wheat flower was one of the few things that Finch's Landing did not grow, and it had to be "supplied by river-boats from Mobile."

Collard greens.  The Radleys and Miss Rachel each have a collard patch in their back yard.

Rabbit tobacco.  This grows in the Radley's unkempt yard.

Pecan tree.  The Radley pecan tree iss thought to have its nuts poisoned by Boo.

Hickory nuts, smilaxholly and turnip greens.  These are the goods provided by Mr. Cunningham to pay for Atticus's legal services.

Potatoes.  Dr. Reynolds often took these as payment for medical services.

Monkey-puzzle bushes.  These are found on "each corner" of the south side of the town square.

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