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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
(1775)

[Lilac; Pale wild daffodil, with a yellow cup],   pp. 28-Plate 56 ff.


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,yrmnga. LM. iGen. t'lant. 22. Lilac. T0owt 
THE Charaders are, 
   ' TH Flower has a fmall, tubulous, permanent E 
 in four Parts at the Brim ; it has one Petal with a 
 at the Brim, which fpread open, as B, and two very 
 flanding within the Tube; it has an oblong Germen' 
 a thick bifid Stigma. The Germen afterward turns t 
 with two Cells, as E, opening with two Valves contr 
 oblong acute pointed Seed, as F, with a membranacec 
    THIS Genus of Plants is ranged in the firfl Seffi 
MONOGYNIA, which contains thofe Plants whofe Flo 
TwE. Specie here reprefented is, 
       Fig. I. Syringa (Perfica) foliis lanecolatis, Lin. S 
   Lilac liguifri folio. Tourn. Inft. 6o2z. Lilac with a 
   Mill. Sp. II. 
      THrs fort grows naturally in Perfia, but has bee, 
   it is beft known among the Gardeners by the Title of 
   five or fix Feet. The Flowers are produced in large I 
   they are of a pale fed Colour, and have a very agreeabl 
   of the cbmmon fort, and continue longer in beauty, bu 
     Fig. II. Syringa (Laciniata) foliis lanceolatis integr 
  with entire fpear-1haped Leaves and others which are 
  Inft. 602. Lilac with a cut Leaf, commonly called cut 
     THIS Sort differs from the firfit in having two f( 
  Branches are of the moft Part entire; thefe are broader 
  end in fuch fharp points. The Leaves on the younge 
  like winged Leaves almofi to the mid-rib. The Branc 
  thofe of the firff; their Bark is of a darker brown, and 
  Gard. Did. 
                               P L A             T 
                                   NarcĂ˝/s.. Lin. Gen. 
    THr Charaaers are exhibited in Plate 53- 
    THIs Specie is, 
    NARCISSUS (Tazetta) fpathl multi florA, nefario 
Daffodil with many Flowers in a Sheath, having a 
Narciffus luteus polyanthos Lufitanicus. C. B.1P.  .I 
commonly called Polyanthus Narciffus. Mill . SP, lI. 
    THIS Sort grows naturally in Portugal and in the flan 
variety than any other Species, for as the Flowers ar ve 
fo the Florifis in Holland and Flandrs have taken great ?P 
Catalagues printed by the Dutch   lorifts, contain zmore 
the fort here reprefented; there arce fbne with yellow o 
others with white Petals and yellow Cups ; in mildWeatl 
the Seeds ripen in )7,.  Mill. Grd. Dig. 
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