The Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens with Their History and Mode of Treatment, Volume 13

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Page 1061 - Jorullo Siegesbeckia ; Composite. " An annual plant of singular aspect, found by Humboldt and Bonpland on the Mexican volcano of Jorullo, at the height of about 3000 feet above the level of the sea, flowering in September. With us it is a hardy annual, flowering from June to October.
Page 1123 - a native of woodless sandy deserts, from the great falls of the river Colombia in North America, to the sources of the Missouri, among the Rocky Mountains, where it was discovered by Mr. Douglas. It is a branching plant, covered all over with long white hairs, which, in this wild plant, are so abundant as to conceal the epidermis. The flowers grow in long slender racemes, and are either white, or tinged with light pink.
Page 1077 - Camellia". The description of Camellia reticulata by Dr. John Lindley continues 'we conceive there can be no doubt of this being specifically distinct from C. japonica, from which it is distinguished by its rigid, flat, strongly reticulated leaves, and also by its silky ovarium. The flowers have also a different aspect; the petals are much undulated, and irregularly and loosely arranged, with none of the compactness and regularity for which the C. japonica is so much admired.
Page 1117 - ... tubular, orange red, and about 2 in. long. — Mimulus moschatus, Musk-scented Monkey Flower; Scrophularineae. A truly charming hardy perennial; from Mr. Douglas to the Horticultural Society. " It was found growing sparingly on the margins of springs in the country about the river Colombia, in North-west America. The whole plant is covered with a soft glandular hairiness, which emits a powerful but extremely pure smell of musk, that perfumes the atmosphere in hot weather, or if the plant is trodden...
Page 1113 - Our drawing was made in the Garden of the Horticultural Society in September, 1829.
Page 1099 - Douglas, to the Horticultural Society. A hardy annual, requiring no care in its cultivation ; growing to the height of one and a half to two feet, and producing its singular bright rose-coloured blossoms from May to September. Whether we consider the facility with which it can be managed, the curious and very unusual conformation of the petals, stamens, and stigma, or the brilliancy of its colours, this must be pronounced to be by far the most remarkable hardy annual that has lately been introduced,...
Page 1108 - in the interior of the country about the Columbia River, from Fort Vancouver to the branches of Lewis and Clark's River
Page 1127 - C. laciniata of Besser, the pink and yellow-berried Hawthorns of the Gardens, and the C. monogyna of various authors, with their synonyms. A second form is the C. fissa of some of the English Gardens, but not of Bosc, which has broad, deeply cut, pinnatifid leaves, downy beneath, especially at the axillae, and black fruit : this may be called C. platyphylla. The third form is the subject of this article, to which undoubtedly belongs the double Hawthorn of the Gardens ; and also, as a remarkable variety,...
Page 1124 - The young plants should be thinned out well, or they are apt to choke each other. In consequence of the smallness of the seeds, it is best to mix them with pit-sand or wood-ashes before they are Committed to the earth.
Page 1127 - A handsome small tree, from Paris ; and, probably, found in other parts of Europe. " Variable as is the European Hawthorn, it is distinguishable into about three principal forms, which represent as many botanical species. Of these, the first with deeply pinnatifid leaves, round smooth ovaria, and compact cymes, is the true C. Oxyacantha; to which are to be referred, as varieties, C. laciniata of Besser, the Pink and Yellow-berried Hawthorns of the gardens and the C. monogyna of various authors, with...

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