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 cucumber; Eastern hyacinth], pp. 26-Plate 52 ff.
I L AT Momordica.Tour. .n&ft. R. H. ino3. Tab. 29. 30. Frencb, Pomme de Marveille. THE Charaters are, It hath male and female Flowers uponr the fame plant, ti of one leaf. The Flower hath one petal, which adheres tC fhaped Stamina; in two of the Stamina the Summits are a tingle eared Summit; there are compreffed in a Body; mnent and Petal as the Mile, but fit upon the Germen-; mits. The Germen fispports one taper trifid Style, c The Germen afterward turns to an oblong fruit opening wi cells, filled with compreffed Seeds. THIS Genus of Plants is ranged in the tenth Sectio MONOCCIA SYNGENESIA, which contains thofe PlantsN plant, whofe flamina coalefces together. THE Specie reprefented here is, MMORDICA (Elaterium) pomis his pidis, cirrhis nulli with a prickley Fruit, and no tendrils to the Vines, Cucu Wild Cucumber? called Affes Cucumber, and the Elateriuir TTHIS fort is commonly called Wild or Spurting Cucu with the vicid Juice (in which the feeds are lodg'd) with aN hence it has fometimes the Appellation of Noli me tangere,-c in the warm parts of Europe, but in England it is cultivate Medicine, or rather the fmcula of the Juice of the Fruit, the Fruit is defign'd for ufe, It ihould always be gathered 1 of the Juice will be loft, which is the only valuable part; f4 parenchyma of the fruit, is not to be compared to the other made from clear Juice of the fruit is much whiter, and wi which is extradted by preffure. Mill. Gard. Dit. P L A T E Hyacinthus. Tourn. Infl. R. H. tab. x8o.Lin. Gen. Ph THE Charaders are. THu Flower has no 'Empalement. It has one bell-fhaa which are reflexed, and three nedariums on the point Stamina, terminated by Summits, which clofe together. cornered Germen, having three furrows fupporting a tingle Germen aftcrward becomes a roundith three cornered capfulc Seeds. THIs Genus of Plants is ranged in the firil Sedtion ofI MONOGYNIA, which includes thofe plants whofe Flowers L THis Specie, is. HYACiNTHUS (Orientalis) corrollis infunduliformibus ft Hyacinth with a funnel-fhaped petal cut into fix parts, and If albus primus. C.-B.P. 44, Earley White Eaftern Hyacint THzER are varieties of the Eaftern Hyacinth, which ba tender ornoe of them the moflt valuable Flowers of the fpri them; whn the florifts have rais'd fo many varieties, as am Flowers fo large, double and finely coloured, that their roc fterling each root ; and it is owing to the induitry of the lovers and delighters in Gardening are fo agreeably entertain' while to wait four or five Years for the Flowers of a Pai might not be ona in forty that may deferve to he preferv'A
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