The British Flora Volume 1

The British Flora Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... 88. Fl. Lond. N. S. t. 117.--Wold.--Fries, Nov. ed. 2.--S. Woods, leaves hairy on Loth sides.---/. leaves more copiously glandulose, calyx-segments elongated persistent. Thickets and hedges, chiefly in the S. of England.--0. near Edinburgh and elsewhere.--y. Glen Goy, nvemess-shire. Near Newcastle, Mr. Robertson. Fl. June, July. Tj.--Sparingly stoloniferous. 6--8 feet high, stout, arched, with vaguely divided, ascending, drooping branches. Prickles not very numerous, all strongly hooked, their base dilated: flowering ramuli not rarely unarmed. Leaflets flat, rarely carinate, broadly ovate, or sometimes narrower, scarcely acuminate; upper surface darkish green, mostly shining and inconspicuously hairy, under-side paler and more hairy, sprinkled, perhaps always, although often sparingly and inconspicuously, with minute glands which give out a slight turpentine fragrance, such as also fringe the stipules and the truly double serratures j petioles downy and glandulose, with small hooked prickles. Flowers, as in all the neighbouring species, solitary, 3 together, or in larger bunches, according to the vigour of the bush and the part on which they grow. Peduncle mostly shorter than the ovate pointed bracteas, beset with feeble setee or with soft pale hairs, more rarely naked. Calyx-tube mostly naked, sometimes sparingly setose; segments about as long as the petals, usually naked at the back, with a leafy point and closely set, shortish, lanceolate, often compound pinna, fringed with gland-tipped teeth. Petals pale pink, moderate in size and in expansion. Styles included hairy; stigmas depressed. Fruit varying in length, scarLt, soft and pulpy, and with the same taste as that of R. canina when ripe.--The figure in Fl. Land, represents a small...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852591
  • 9781236852595