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
[Wild mallon; Indian nastartium with a larger leaf and flower], pp. 16-Plate 32 ff.
[ 16 ] P L A T E Malva. Tourn. Inftl. R. H. 94. Tab. 23. Lin. Gem. Plant. 841 "4ecaqJe it is good to foften the Belly.) Ma/los THE Chara6lers are, THiE Flower has a double Empalement, as A, the outer is and is permanent, the inner is of one Leaf, cut into five broa according to Tournefort, Ray, &c. of one Petal; but accord ioined at the Bare, and fpread open. It has a great Number Bottom in a Cylinder, but fpread open above, and are inferte fhaped Summits, as C. In the Center is fituated an orbi( cylindrical Style, E, with many brifitly Stigmas, the length of turns to fTveral Capfules, F, which are joined in an orbicular opening on their inlide, each containing one Kidney-Lhaped St THIs Genus of Plants is ranged in the fixth Sedion of Toz Herbs, with a Bell-fhaped Flower of one Leaf, from whofe B a Fru;t with many Capfules. Dr. Linneus ranges it in the thii contains thofe Plants whofe Flowers have many Staminan joined Tnis Specie reprefented here is, MALVA caule eredto herbaceo, foliis lobatis obtufis, pe Plant. 689. Mallow with an ere0: herbaceous Stalk, obtufe Stalks both to the Leaves and Flowers.This is the Malva I Wild Mallow with a finuated Leaf. Mill. Sp. I. THis Sort grows naturally in moft Parts of England, fo is rai of this are red, but there is a variety of it with white Flowers, but as it only differs in the Colouers of the Flowers, it cannot Plant is frequently ufed in Medicine; it flowers in .7une, juz OJ/cker. P L A T t Troy-op)rum. Lin.. Ge;?. Plant. 421. Cardamnrdz.m. Tourn. In/l. THF Charaders are, Trip Empalement of the Flower is of one Leaf, ending in coloured, and falls otT. The two under Segments are narrow; th which is longer than the Empalement. The Flowers have five ro of the Empalement; the two upper fits clofe to the Foot Stalk, L It has eight fhort Awl-fhaped Stamina, C, which decline and rifing Summits, D, having four Cells, and a roundi'h Germ fireaked, fupporting a fingle cre&t Style, F, crowned by an a( afterward becomes a folid Fruit in three Parts, HI; convex on the Furrows, each Part or Cell including one furrow'd Seed, I; coi other. THIs Genus of Plants is ranged in the firit Seftion of Linnvu, Plants whofe Flowers have eight Stamina and one Style. Tournej his eleventh Clafs, which contains the Herbs with an anomalous F becomes a Fruit with many Capfules. TiOP.OLUM foliis integris, petalis acurninato fetaccis, Hort Leaves, and acute pointed brifHy Petals to the Flower. This is t) maJcre flore. Tourn. Infl. R. H 430. Indian Nafturtium with a called Indian Cref'. Mill. Sp: II. THis Sort grows naturally about Lima, the Flowers of this ar and rife to the height of eight or ten Feet when properly fupporl though ti:ey may be continued through the Winter if kept in Pots The Flowers of thefe Plants are frequently eaten in Sallads, they I Crefs, and are efteemed very wholeforne; they are likewife ufed fc pickled, and by fome are preferred to moff kind of Pickles for Sauc 10
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