Loudon's Hortus Britannicus; A Catalogue of All the Plants Indigenous, Cultivated In, or Introduced to Britain

Loudon's Hortus Britannicus; A Catalogue of All the Plants Indigenous, Cultivated In, or Introduced to Britain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... Hardy Herbaaout Speckt 0. 0 feet; 0 feet; 0 feet. Like the lact, the properties of this very small but curious order are, if any, undiscovered. All are inhabitants of New Holland, and cither herbe or half-herbaceous shrubs. They have pink flowers, ornamented with glittering glands: their stamens are united into a column, which is terminated by a sessile stigma, and which U irritable in so high a degree, that, if touched with a pin, it instantly starts from its place with great elasticity. Cuttings sceda. 2581 StyUdlu Sin. 332. Ordee CXI. OOODENOVIfi Gaura 5, Species 21; Hol.houst Species 3; Green-bouse Sitcciet 18; Hardy Ligncom Speciet 0; Hardy Herbacmvt Speciet 0. J 0 feet 0 feet E 0 feet New Holland and South Sea herbs or undcrshrubs, very nearly akin to the last, from which they differ more in artificial characters than in habit. All of them are pretty, and deserving culture. Nothing is known of their properties. Cuttings, division, or seeds. 615 Goodenia R Rr. I 619 Velleia Sm. I 617 Dampiera R Br. 616 Euthales It. Br. 620 Sca;'vola R. Br. 333. Order CXII. CAMPANULACEAS. Genera 11, Speciet 9S2: Hot-house Specie! 1; Green-hmae Speciet 33: Hardy Ligneotu Specif t O Hardy Hcrbaceout Specie! 188. JO feet; f feet E 0 feet These differ from Composite? in not having the flowers in heads, in their usually distinct anthcne, in their polyspermous fruit, and also In exuding a milky juice All the genera are pretty, and some highly ornamental They are mortly herbaceous, and by far the greater number are extra-tropical, abounding especially In the woods and coppice- of the north. The roots of Campanula yiapunrulus arc used as a vegetable under the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564871
  • 9781236564870