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
[Crested amaranth; Three coloured amaranthus], pp. 38-Plate 76 ff.
38 P LA T Cela. Lin. Gen. Plant. 289. Amaranibus. four THE Charaters are, T,E Empalement is permanent, and compofed o five ered, fharp-pointed Petals, which are permanent fmall Nedarium joincd to the Border of the Germe terminated by turning Summits. The Empalement Lell, opening horizontally, containing roundifh Seeds THIs Genus of Plants is ranged in the firft Se&ion MON OGYNIA, the Flower having five Stamina and c THIs Species is, CELOSIA (Criftata) foliis lanceolato-ovatis recurvis criftatis, Lin. Sp. 297. Celofia with oval fpear Ihaped I Spikes of Flowers. Amaranthus criftatus. Camer called Cockfcomb. Mill. Sp. II. THIs fort is well known bý the Title of Cockfcor HJead of Flowers refembling a Cocks-comb, of this the Magnitude and Colours, but as they vary from Seed The principal Colours of their ItHeads, are red, purpl a hot Bed in the Spring, and when they are about fix Borders, where they are to remain. This Sort flowej in the Autumn. Mill. Gard. DiOt. P LA T Atmaranthus (Apapaw; of a Privative, and ,xpw,,Gr. to beitng cropped, does not foon wither, but being dried, Flower Gentle. THE Characters are, IT bath male and female Flowets in the fame Empalement confifts of three or live pointed fpepr-fhap this is common to both Sexes ; the male Flowers have Stamina, which are the fame length with the Empalemt Flowers have an oval Germen, ftpporting three fhort fimple Stigma, the Empalement afterward becomes an which is lodged a fingle-globular Seed. THis Genus of Plants is by Dr. Linnieus ranged i entitled MoNAtCIA PENTANDRIA, from their having x THIS Species is, AMARANt'I1US (Tricolor) glomerulis triandris lanceolato-ovatis. Lin. Sp. Plant 1403. Flower Gentle the Stalks, embracing them, whole Flowers have three lhajped. Amaranthus tricolor. Lob. Icon. 25z. i. e. d Tuis fort has been long cultivated in the Gardens I are of three Colours, viz, green, yellow and red ; thefe are in fall Vigour, the Leaves are large, and clofely fet t1he Branches form a Sort of Pyramid, fo that there is no full Juftr4 from the Leaves of this Plant being partly Botanifts have feparated this Species from the others, Poittacus. Mill. Gard. Diat.
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