The British Flora Medica, Or, a History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain; Illustrated by a Coloured Figure of Each Plant Volume 2

The British Flora Medica, Or, a History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain; Illustrated by a Coloured Figure of Each Plant Volume 2

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the nerves and petioles are also glandular. The stipulze are linearlanceolate, pointed, downy, and glandular. The flowers are solitary, pedunculate, lateral, or terminal; the peduncles elongated, more or less hispid, glandular. The calyx consists of a globose tube, and a limb with five downy, alternately pinnatifid segments. The corolla is large and usually of an intense purplish red colour; the petals are slightly crenate, and yellowish at the base. The stamens are numerous, with subulate filaments and linear, incurved yellow anthers. The germens are numerous, ovate, supporting filiform villous styles, connivent below, terminated by capitate truncate stigmas. The fruit is somewhat globose, nearly smooth, and of a pale crimson colour. Plate 38, fig. 4, (a) longitudinal section of the fruit, showing the carpels. This elegant and beautiful shrub is indigenous to the south of Europe, and is common in our gardens, where it flowers in June and July. The ofl"icinal Red Rose is named gallica, from its being considered a legitimate native of France; whereas most of the cultivated roses may be traced to the East. It is styled by some of our old writers the English Rose. We find the French writers call it Rose de Provins; but in most English works the name of Provins_ Rose is bestowed upon the Hundred-leaved or cabbage Rose (R. centifolia). The genus Rosa is extensive, not merely as regards the number of species, but in the almost infinite varieties which have arisen from the assiduous cultivation of every favourite kind; in consequence of which the botanical study of the Roses is intricate, and so closely allied are the different kinds, and their distinctive characters-so variable, that there is much diversity of opinion as to which are...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742036
  • 9781236742032