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
[The Austrian rose; Greater cornflag of Byzantium], pp. 34-Plate 68 ff.
4 I [3r THIS Sort riles with narrow Grafs like Leaves, a j long, above each other, futfaining two or three Flowe yellow Line firiped with fmall purple Stripes, the thr dark Stripes; this flowers in .7une and the Seeds ripen P L A T Rofa. Tourn. In]?. R. H. 636. ,Tab. 408. L THE Charadqers are exhibited in Page 4, Plate 8 Tkis Specie is, ROSA (Punicea) caule aculcato, foliis pinnatis, fo bicoloribus. Rofe with a prickly Stalk, winged Lea the Flower indented at the Top, and of two Colours. Rofe. Mill. Sp. XII. Tij s Sort is the Au/frian Rofe; this hath fmall bro clofely armed with fhort crooked, brown Spines. 'I oval thin Lobes, terminated by an add one; the Flcwe Colour inclinable to a dee p red on the Infide, and of a and foon fall off, but while they are in Flower ma Yune. It loves an open free air and a Northern Afpea. P L A, T I Gladiolus. Lin. Gen. Plant. 57. Tourn. In]? R. tH. 36 S word , becaufi the leaves of this Plant refemble, THE' Charaaers are, THE Flowers are included in Sheaths, as A, which of the Flower is cut into fix Parts, three of the up open, and all together form a fhort incurved Tube 'Stamina, B, which are inferted into every Petal, and terminated by oblong Summits, as C; the Germen, fingle Style, E, the length of the Stamina, crowned by ward becomes an oblong, fwelling, three cornered Ca Valves, H, filled with roundiflh Seeds, as reprefented Tuis Genus of Plants is ranged in the firft Se&ion MONOGYNIA, which includes thofe Plants whofe Flov TH i s Specie is, GLADIOLtUS (Byzant;nus) foliis enfiformibus, fpatl Leaves and longer Sheaths to the Flowers. Gladiohl Cornflag of Byzantium. Mill. Sp. 111. THIs Sort riles with a ftrong Stalk to the heigh veined or channelled, the Flowers are large and of a when in Flower, fo is worthy a Place in every good C increafe fo faft as to become troublefome in the Bore fent off from the Roots in the Manner of Tulips. Th latter end of Jly when the Stalks decay, and in,& the Flower Garden, where they will thrive in any Sitau of the £ame growth, will make a beautiful V.ariety. M I
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