The Botanist's Companion, Volume II eBook

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184 Lobelia minuta              Least Cardinal Flower
185 Viola palmata               Palmated Violet           b.
186 ----- cucullata             Hollow-leaved ditto       l.
187 ----- canadensis            Canadian ditto            l.b.
188 ----- striata               Striated ditto            l.b.
189 ----- pubescens             Downy ditto               l.b.
190 ----- biflora               Two-flowered ditto        l.b.
191 ----- grandiflora           Great-flowered ditto      l.b.
192 ----- calcarata             Alpine ditto              l.b.
193 ----- cornuta               Pyrenean ditto            l.b.
194 ----- obliqua               Oblique-leaved ditto      l.b.
195 Tussilago alpina            Alpine Colt’s-foot        c.m.
196 Senecio abrotanifolia       Southernwood-leaved Grounsel c.m.
197 Aster alpinus               Alpine Star-wort          l.b.
198 Doronicum bellidiastrum     Daisy-leaved Leopard’s-Bane l.b.
199 Bellis lusitania            Portugal Daisy            l.b.
200 Bellium minutum             Bastard Daisy             l.b.
201 Anthemis Pyrethrum          Pellitory of Spain        l.b.
202 Achillea tomentosa          Woolly Milfoil            l.b.
203 -------- Clavannae          Silvery-leaved ditto      l.b.


204 Cypripedium album White Ladies-Slipper b.


205 Sisyrinchum anceps          Small Sisyrinchum         c.m.
206 Arum tenuifolium            Fine-leaved Arum          c.m.


207 Polypodium marginale        Margin-flowered Polypody  b.l.
208 ---------- auriculatum      Eared ditto               b.l.
209 Onoclea sensibilis          Sensitive Fern            b.
210 Equisetum filiforme         Fine Horse-tail           l.

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1.  ALISMA Plantago.  I cannot pass over this beautiful aquatic without giving it a place amongst the ornamental plants with which our country abounds.  In pieces of water this is of considerable interest both as to flowers and foliage, and no place of the kind should ever be destitute of such a beauty.  It is of easy culture; the plant taken from its place of growth and sunk into the water with a stone to keep it in its place, is a ready and easy mode of planting it, and there is no fear when once introduced but it will succeed.

2.  Andromeda polifolia.  This is a beautiful little shrub, and grown in gardens for the sake of its flowers; it is also an evergreen.  This plant will not succeed unless it is planted in bog earth,—­for a description of which see page 152 of this volume.

3.  Aquilegia vulgaris.  Columbine.—­We have scarcely a plant affording more beauty or greater variety than this.  It is commonly, when found wild, of a blue colour, but when the seeds are sown in the garden a variety of tints is produced.  It is a perennial, but easily raised from seed, which should be sown in the spring.

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