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Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants (1842) (14759914326)


Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants (1842) (14759914326)



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Title: Paxton's Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants
Year: 1842 (1840s)
Authors: Paxton, Sir Joseph, 1803-1865.
Subjects: Botany--Periodicals Flowers--Periodicals.
Publisher: London: W. S. Orr and Co.
Contributing Library: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, McLean Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation

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t not confirmed by yearly experience on otherobjects, that while the strong plant just referred to has not yet borne a singleblossom, young specimens, not more than six inches high, raised from cuttings ofthe older one, have bloomed profusely. Few gardeners are unacquainted with theadvantages of this practice in the instance of newly-introduced plants which willnot develop their flowers ; but the example here adduced may serve to recalattention to it. A light loamy soil, and a liberal supply of water in the summer, are the onlyrequisites for the successful culture of this plant. We should prefer having nonebut small specimens, which have a neater appearance, and occupy less room. Itcan be multiplied to any extent by cuttings. Leonard Fuchs, a celebrated German botanist, is commemorated in the nameof this genus; and the species derives its title from the tendency of the stems toemit roots at their joints or nodes. In nurseries it is sometimes, but improperly,called F. affinis. A i .«,
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SSoldflrv. dsl. 8c li^ U^ y^^^cvcyt i/ IRIS BICOLOR. Class.TB,IA.NDRIA. (Two-coloured flowered Iris.) Natural Order. IRIDACEiE. Order.MONOGYNIA. Generic Charactek.—,Spatte common, two-valved,one or many-flowered, conduplicate, or simple and in-cluding one flower. Corolla tubular, six-parted ; lobesequal or very unequal, interior ones often erect, thoughsometimes reflexed at the extremity, rarely so large asthe exterior: outer ones constantly reflexed. Styletriangular. Stigma petal-like, erect, two-lobed. Sta-mens inserted in the base of the exterlw lobes ofthe corolla; anthers upright, linear. Capsule cori-aceous, oblong or columnar, having three angles, or rarely six, three-celled, many-seeded. Seeds hori-zontal. Specific Character Plant perennial, evergreen. ilfti^oma short, brownish-green, slightly ascending at theend. Leaves equitant, linear-ensiforra, a little glaucous.Scape cylindrical, branching at the top. Spathe long,folded, obtuse. Floivers showy, yellow. Sepals ro

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