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SPECTABILLS

SPECTABILLS

Hem. (Diélytra spectdbilis, G. Don). Bnaanmo HEART. Fig. 703. Height 1-2 ft.: lvs. andlfts. broadest of thegroup: fls. largest, deep,rosy red; coro...

EXIMIA

EXIMIA

Terr. Fla. deep rose, heart-shaped, tapering to a neck, which is longer and narrower than in D. for mosey, the tips of the outer petals much longer...

ARISTOLOCHIA

ARISTOLOCHIA

(named for supposed medicinal virtues. Aristolochiaceae. BIRTHWORT. Many species of tropical and temperate regions, remarkable for the very odd-sha...

CHERRY

CHERRY. Cultivated tree Cherries have probably sprung from two European species, Prunua At-ium, Linn., and Prwnus Cerasus, Linn. The domesticatedfo...

BEGONIA

BEGONIA

BEGONIA (named after M. Begon). Begonidcecz. Ei.i:Pna.\"r's EAR. Bssrsresx Ganamum. A large ge nus of very popular and useful plants for the house,...

BEET

BEET

There are 4 or 5 species of the genus Beta, which are sometimes cultivated under the name of Beet, but Bela, vulgaris, Linn., is the only one of pr...

DRACOCEPHALUM

DRACOCEPHALUM

dragon's head, from the wide-open mouths of the flowers). Labidize. This genus contains a few hardy herbaceous perennial plants of the mint family,...

DATE

A palm, Phanix dactylifera, Linn., native to N. Africa and Arabia, and extensively planted in countries under Arabic control. It is also grown to s...

CUPHEA

CUPHEA

CUPHEA (Greek, curved; referring to the prominent protuberance at the base of the calyx tube). 14/lhrdcem.An exceedingly interesting genus of tropi...

CUNNINGHAMIA

CUNNINGHAMIA

CUNNIRGHAIIIA (after J. Cunningham, botanical collector, who discovered this Conifer 1702 in China).Conifem. Tree, with stout trunk and verticillat...

DREER

DREER

A. Seedsman, and founder of one of the oldest American horticultural establishments;was born in Philadelphia, Aug. 24, 1818, and died thereDec. 22,...

CANADENESIS

Linn. Herb, }§—% ft. high, with creeping rootstock : lvs. whorled, sessile, elliptic or obovate,glabrous or nearly so, 1-3 in. long: head greenish,...