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
[Broad leaved roman myrtle; Narrow leaved bitter vetch], pp. 22-Plate 44 ff.
( , 22 P L A T E Myrtus. T'ourn. Ift. R. H. 64. ~Tab. 49. Lin. Gen. Pla) THE Chara&ers are, THE n Empalement of. the Flower is of one LeafG cut into permanent, and fits on the Germen. The Flower has five larf Empalement, as B, and a great Number of fmall Stamina, C, ment), terminated by fmall Summits, as D, the Germen is fil flender Style, E, crowned by an obtufe Stigma, as F; the Ge reprefented at G, with three Cells, crowned by the Empalem Kidney-fiaped Seeds, as H. THIs Genus of Plants is ranged in the eighth Seaion of includes the Trees and Shrubs with the Rofe Flower, whofe 1 hard Seeds. Dr. Linneeus places it in the firft Seation of hi, MONOGYNIA, which contains thofe Plants whofe Flowers have Tais Specie is, MYRTUS foliis ovdtis, pedunculis longioribus. Myrtle wi to the Flowers. This is the Myctus latifolia Romana. C. B. I or common broad-leaved Myrtle. Mill. Sp IA. THIS Sort is the common broad-leaved Myrtle which is o Leaves of this are an Inch and a Half long, and one Inch broad, Foot-ftalks. The Flowers are larger than thofe of the other Sc Branches in pretty long Foot-ftalks ; thefe are fucceeded by ov clofing three or four hard Kidney-fhaped Seeds. It flowers in ) are ufed in Medicine) ripen in Winter. This Sort is by fome generally has a greater Quantity of Flowers, and thofe are larger P L A TBE Orobus. Tourn. Ind. R. H. 3 Tab. 214. Lin. ten. Plant. 8 Ox, q. d. an Herb with ¢which Oxen are fed, becaufe the Anci Herb) Bitter Vetcb; in Frnch, Orobe. THE Charaaers are, 'THE Impalement of the Flower is tubulous, of one Leaf wi and indented in five Parts, the three lower acute, the two upper f is of the Butterfly-kind ; the Standard, 13, is Heart-fhaped ; tht the Standard, and join together; the Keel, D, is bifid, acute-1 ders are compreffed, and the Body fwollen. It hath ten Stare rate ; thefe are rifing, and terminated by roundifh Summits. It Iiupporting a crooked rifing Style, F, crowned by a narrow, , Edge in'the Middle to the Point of the Style. The Germen af G, ending in an acute Point, having one Cell containing feveral TuiS Genus of Plants is ranged in the fecond Se6tion of T the Herbs with a Butterfly-Flower, whofe Pointal turns to a lonj places it in the third Seaion of his feventeenth Clafs, intitled, contains thofe Plants whofe'Flowers have ten Stamina joined in t THE Specie here reprefented is, OROBus foliis pinnatis lineari-lanceolatis decurrentibus, fl Bitter Vetch with linear, fpear-fhaped, winged Leaves running Stipula, and a fingle Stalk. This is the Orobus Auguflifolius I Narrow-leaved Italian Bitter Vetch, with a variable Flower. THIS Sort grows naturally about Bologna and other Parts of It pofed of many thick flethy Tubes. The Stalks are cornered, nilbed with winged Leaves compofed of four Pair of linear, fpea Rib, which is- bordered by the running of the Lobes from one to fituated a StipuIx f laped like that of the firft, and out of this which is four or five Inches long, Itftaining fieven or eight Flo variegated with purple, blue, and red, appear in May, and are three Seeds, which ripen in '7uy. MAll/. Gard. Diet7.
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