A Catalogue of Rare Or Remarkable Phænogamous Plants, Collected in South Kent: With Descriptive Notices and Observations

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1829 - Botany - 83 pages
 

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Page 64 - Did you never observe (while rocking winds are piping loud) that pause, as the gust is recollecting itself, and rising upon the ear in a shrill and plaintive note, like the swell of an ^Eolian harp ? I do assure you there is nothing in the world so like the voice of a spirit.
Page 48 - Here their delicious task the fervent bees, In swarming millions, tend : around, athwart, Through the soft air, the busy nations fly, Cling to the bud, and, with inserted tube, Suck its pure essence, its ethereal soul ; And oft, with bolder wing, they soaring dare The purple heath, or where the wild thyme grows, And yellow load them with the luscious spoil.
Page 65 - saith it hath been found growing of old at Lidde, by " Romney, and in the streets of Romney, in Kent.
Page 32 - No gems can equal this brilliant and lasting ornament of the turf. When summer, with her gay companions, has deserted the woods and fields, when the completion of the harvest has robbed the landscape of its richer features, the grassy downs are still glowing with the tufted Euphrasia, which, scattered around, yet reminds us, by its beautifully varied white, of a chill, though EUPHRASIA. Eye-bright. beneficial attendant of approaching winter.
Page 70 - If you have remarked errors in me, your superior wisdom must pardon them. Who errs not while perambulating the domain of nature? Who can observe everything with accuracy? Correct me as a friend and I as a friend will requite with kindness.
Page 35 - Mollugo, Rubus fruticosus, &c. in hedges and waste ground below Caesar's Camp Hill, the Sugar-loaf Hill, in Eastwear Bay, near Lydden Spout, and eastwards, to Dover. " Orobanche caryophyllacea agrees very nearly with " O. major in habit and size, as well as in the appear" ance of its flowers : but differs from the latter in " having the three segments of the lower lip obtuse, " and much more fringed and curled. The germen " also is entirely smooth, which in O. major is hairy " in the upper part,...
Page 66 - Sallow-thorn. sea, rhamnoides, EF n. 452. 1. — p. 4. Below the Church at Folkstone, upon the Green Sand : upon the chalk, at Lydden Spout. Upon sand, east of Deal. Order VII. MERCURIALIS. Mercury. annual, annua, EF n. 458. 2. — a. 5 — 9. Upon the coast, in waste ground, abundant. CLASS XXIII. POLYGAMIA.
Page 33 - ... with her gay companions, has deserted the woods and fields, when the completion of the harvest has robbed the landscape of its richer features, the grassy downs are still glowing with the tufted Euphrasia, which, scattered around, yet reminds us, by its beautifully varied white, of a chill, though EUPHRASIA. Eye-bright. beneficial attendant of approaching winter. Its whiteness is tastefully varied with purple and pale yellow : as a hint, which though unwelcome, is kindly and delicately conveyed.
Page 20 - Limonium; which, STATICE. Thrift. having the hard ribs continuous nearly to the summit of the calyx, exhibits that part expanded after flowering. The petals are small, of a delicate purple blue, and emarginate. The difference of habit will be best understood by an inspection of the reduced drawing, Plate 2. The most obvious character is presented by the leaves ; and by the structure of the calyx. LINUM. Flax, narrow-leaved, angiutifoKum, EF n. 180. 3.— p. 7. On the Cliff edge, a little west of...
Page 20 - The calyx is for half its length membranous, and is closed after flowering: in which respect it differs from S. Limonium; which, STATICE. Thrift. having the hard ribs continuous nearly to the summit of the calyx, exhibits that part expanded after flowering.

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