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
[Dwarf elder, or ebulus; Columbine with a double inverted flower], pp. 8-Plate 16 ff.
 P L A T E Sambucts. Tourn. Intl, R. I. 6o6. Tab. 376. Lin. Gen. Plant. 37' THE Chara6ters are, THE Flower bath a fmall permanent Empalemcnt, A, of on one concave Wheel-fhaped Petal, B, cut into five Obtufe Segmc and five Awl-fhaped Stamina, C, the Length of the Petal, termi oval Germen, D, fituated under the Flower, having no Style, in crowned by three obtufe Stigmas. The Germen afterward beco Cell, including three angular Seeds as 11. This Genus of Plants is ranged in the fixth Seftion of I includes the Trees and Shrubs with a Flower of one Petal, w Dr. Linneus places it in the third Seaion of his fifth Clafs, which contains thofe Plants, whofe Flowers have five Stamina an THis Specie is, SAMBUCUS caule herbacco ramofo, foliolis dentatis. Tab. 22( Stalk, and the fmall Leaves indented. This is the Sambucus h Dwarf Elder, or Ebulus. Mill. Gard. i 7i. Sp. IV. THis Sort grows naturally in many of the midland Counties i troublefome Weed in the Fields; this is called Dwarf Elder, creeping Roots which fpzead far in the Ground on every Side, I Plant once gets Poffeffion ; the Stalks are herbaceous, and rife fro, tion to the goodnefs of the Ground, and fend out a few fide I garnifhed with winged Leaves, compofed of fix or feven Pair odd one; they are about four Inches long, and one broad near they are of a deep Green, a little indented on their Edges, and arn The Flowers grow in Umbels at the Top of the Stalks, they are common Elder, but are fmaller and are fpotted with red. Thef by black Berries like thofe of the common Elder, but fmallej Medicine, and much recommended for the Dropfy ; it is alfo acco and Scorbutic Diforders. Mill. Gard. Diji. P L A T E A41rilegia. ("cah/ed atfQ AqZeilina. Fabius Columna f'ays, it is the I~ to be fo called, becawfe the little Sheaths ri efter that The Charaders are, THE Flower hath no Empalement, but is compofed of fly plain, and fpread open, within which are five equal Neaariu Petals, each of the Horns widening upward, the opening being i is faftened to the Reptacle within, the lower Part lengthening gr* a blunt incurved Apex, reprefented at C. The Flower bath miany crowned by oblong upright Summits, E ; it bath five oval Germ as G, which are longer than the Stamina, and are crowned withlj become five cylindrical Vefl~ls, reprefented at H, which liand up, in one Cell, which are filled with oval ihining Seeds. THIS Genus of Plants is ranged in the fifth Divifion of Linn ANDRIA PENTAGYNIA, the Flower havingmany Stamina and fi THE- Specie reprefented is, AQOuILEGIA neaariis incurvis. Hort. Upfpl. Columbine with the Aquilegia flore pleno inverfo. J. B. 3* 485, Columbine with Diel. Sp. III. THis fort is the Garden Columbine, of which there are great Fulnefs of their Flowers, but alfo in their Form. In rom tb Place of them a Multiplicity of Petals, fo that the Flowers are Thefe are commonly called Rofe Columbines; the Colours of the and fome are finely variegated with two Colours, as the Sort repre the Seeds ripen towards the Middle or latter end of September, lefs favourable. Mi/I. Gard. Dija.
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