Edwards, John, b. 1742 / A select collection of one hundred plates: consisting of the most beautiful, exotic and British flowers which blow in our English gardens: accurately drawn and coloured from nature, with their botanic characters, and a short account of their cultivation, their uses in medicine, with the Latin and English names
[Burdock; Chickling vetch], pp. 14-Plate 28 ff.
[1+ ] Bark; the Spines are very firong ; the Leaves are fmall, and are compofed S. . . aredetnlv fawed on their Ede-.q oval LoDes, terminated by an ouuu cone ; .i ....--..y-.------.....---... --',....- .', sare large, tingle, and of a pale red Colour. It Flowers in June, and are fucceeded by large, red roundi9h 'ips, reprefented at A, filled with round Seeds, as B. The Leaves of this Shrub are remarkable for their Sweet Odour, and where there are many of them together they perfume the Air to a confiderablc Diftance. PL ATE XXVII. .drtlium. Lin. Gen. Plant. 923. Lappa. Tourn. Intl. R. H. Bisrdock. THE Chara6ters are, THE Empalement of the Flower is fcaly, each ending in a long Thorn which is reflexed at the Point. The Flower A is compofed of many Florets, reprefented at 'B, which are tubulous and uniform, thefe are of one Leaf. The Tube C is long and flender, and cut into five narrow Segments at the Top ; thefe have five fhort flender Stamina, which are crowned by cylindrical Summits. The Germen is fituated at the Bottom of the Tube, having a hairy Tip, fupporting a long flender Style, as D, crowned by a bifid reflexed Stigma; the Germen afterward becomes a tingle pyramidical angular Seed, crowned with Down, as E. THri lGennu of Plants is ranged in l.inna'e i eventfnth -b Cfc .n,;tltA Q y. ........ A A ...-...... JEOQUALIS, there being an equal Number of Female and Hermophr common Empalement. Cafpar Bauhin, and after him mofi of the W Genus Lappa, but Linneeus has altered it to the old Name of Diofcori faften, as the Heads or Burrs of thefe Plants do to the Cloaths of thofe THIs Specie reprefented, is, ARCTIUM foliis cordatis inermibus petiolatis capitulis majoribus thlaped Leaves, without Prickles, having Foot Stalks, and large Heads THis Sort is found growing on the Sides of Roads and Foot P therefore is never admitted into Gardens. This is ordered for Me Phyficians. The Root of this Plant lafts but two Years, fo that whe, they may be much eafier deftroyed than fuch as have abiding Roots, from Seed do not flower till the fecond Year, and when the Seeds are, P L A T E XXVII THE Chara6ters of this are already exhibited in Page i . THE Specie reprefented here is, LAHYRtUS pedunculis bifloris, cirrhis diphyllis, foliis ovato-oblong Cliff. 368. Chickling Vetch with two Flowers on a Foot Stalk, a tw Leaves, and hairy Pods ; this is the Lathyrus diftoplatyphyllos birfutu flore odore. Hort. Cath. The tweet fcented Pea. Mill. p. VII. THIs Sort grows naturally in Ceylon, but is hardy enough !o thrive in is an Annual Plant with a climbing Stalk, which rifes from three to fc Leaves, compofed of two large oval Lobes, as A, whofe Mid-rib is reprefented at B ; the Foot-Stalks come out at the Joints, they are abou two large Flowers with dark purple Standards, as C; the Wings D are 4 Keel, E, is rather inclinable to white. They have*a, Ar,% tweet 0 oblong inflated Pods, as F, which are hairy, containing four or five Mill. Gard. Did.t
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