Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants, Volume 14

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Sir Joseph Paxton
Orr and Smith, 1848 - Botany
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Page 24 - of the same tribe, the petals and stamens pass gradually into each other, and many petaloid leaves may be observed bearing vestiges of an anther. The seeds are numerous, and imbedded in a
Page 142 - Besides forming good Weeping Roses, they are fine grown either on pillars or on fences with a northerly aspect, a situation where few other kinds succeed well. It might be supposed that they are' very hardy, growing naturally, as they do, on the Alps of Austria and Switzerland. And such
Page 203 - suffered to pass without examining the leaves, to destroy a large caterpillar which is sometimes very destructive to them. When they are fit for cutting, which is known by the brittleness of the leaves, they are cut with
Page 24 - D'Orbigny, in 1828, sent specimens of this gigantic Water Lily to the Museum of Natural History in Paris. He had gathered them in the province of Corrientes, in a river tributary to the Rio de la Plata. The evident analogy between the foliage of this plant and that of Euryale induced the French botanists
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Page 24 - water, producing leaves and flowers which rapidly decay and give place to others. From each plant there are seldom more than four or five leaves on the surface, but even these, in parts of the
Page 141 - without assistance from the cultivator. When desired to be formed into such, the branches should be drawn to the ground with tar-twine or twisted bast, when the immense trusses of flowers they bring forth give to the tree
Page 24 - of an inch long. When expanded, the four-leaved calyx measures a foot in diameter, but is concealed by the expansion of the hundred-petalled corolla. '"This beautiful flower, when it first unfolds, is white with a pink centre ; the colour spreads as the bloom increases in age, and at a day old the whole is rose-coloured. As if to add to the charm of this noble
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