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
[St. John's wort; Free rock-rose with a double crenated leaf], pp. 50-Plate 100 ff.
30o] P L A T ER XCIX. - ericum. ourn. Iq l, R. 2. 254. ab. 31-. Lin. Gen. Plant. 90t. t $rt, in Frencb .Millebertiusb THE Charaaers are already exhibited in Page I3, Plate 2S& THIs Specie is, HY PERtic U m(Monogynum) floribus tflmonigys, flaminibus corolla longioribus, calycibus coloratis, catile fruticofbo. 'St. John's Wort with one Style to the Flowers, Stamina longe-'than the Petals, coloured Empalements, and a fhrubby Stalk. Mill. Sp. XI. THIS Sort grows naturally in China, from whence the SeedsIwere brought to his Grace the Duke of Northumberland, and the Plants were raifed in his Graces curious Garden at Ainwick. THE Root of this -Plant is compored of many ligneous Fibresý which arike deep in the Ground, from which arife feveral Ihrubby Stalks near two Feet high, covered with a purplifh Barký and garnifhed with -uiff fmooth Leaves, about two Inches long and a quarter of an Inch broad, placed by Pairs, fitting clofe to the Stalk; they are of a lucid green -n their upper Si&e, and grey ori the under, having many tranfverfe Veins running from the Mid-rib to the Border. The Flowers are produced at the Top of the Stalks, growing in finall Clufters, each ftinding upon a fhort diftinct Foot Stalk; thefe have an Empalement of one Leaf, divided into five obtufe Segments almoft to the bottom, which is of deep purple Colourn The Flower is compofed of five large obtufe Petals, A, of a bright yellow Colour ; thefe are Concave, and in the Center is fituated an oval Germen, B, fopporting a fingle Style, C, crowned by five flender Stigmas, D, which bend on one Side; the Style is attended by -a great Number of Stamina, E, which ite longer than the Petals, and terminated by roundifh Sutmmits, F, This Plant continues to flower great Part of the Year, which renders it the more valuable, and if it is planted in a warm Situation it will live in the open Air; but thofe Plants which fhand abroad will not Flower in Winter, as thofe do which are removed into fhalter in Autumn. Mill, Gard. Dia. P L A T I C CýL/us. Lin. Gen. Plant. 673. t 'ourn. Intl. R. 1. 259. Ta. 36. [It ficalkd from i r Ivy, hecae its fmallefminal VfeJl is inclofd inna Cifra or little Cho.] Rocl Rofe. THE Charaters are, THE Flower hath a five leaved Enmpalement, A, which is permanenpt'j two of the middle alternate Leaves being fmaller than the other, the Flower hath .five large roundifh Petals, B, which fpread open ; it hath a great Number of hairy Stamina, C, which are lhorter than the Petals, and are ter" minated by fmall roundifh Summits, D; in the Center is fituated a roundiff Germen, fupporting a tingle Style, the Length of the Stamina, crowned by a plain orbicular Stigma, E, the Germen after- ward becomes an oval clofe Capfule, having in fome five, and other ten Cells, filled with fmall roundifh Seeds. THE Specie here reprerented Is, CISTus orborefcens, duplicato crF rifes to the height of three Feet o brownifh Bark, garnifhed with doul at the End of the Branches, four o than one or two open at a Time, f others, fo that there is a conflant & feldom begins flowering till July orj
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