Hairy mock orange S Watts
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Hairy mock orange
Botanical study of the Hairy, or Streamback mock orange Philadelphus hirsutus here referred to as the Hairy syringa. The plant is native to the southern states of the USA, North America. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with a sectional detail of the plant’s reproductive organs.
Plate 14 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘14’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly March 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that this plant is: ‘A small shrub, not more than three or four feet high, with a few thinly scattered branches. Mr. George Gordon, the under gardener in the Arboretum of the Horticultural Society’s garden…finds it the smallest of all the species…It was first discovered by Mr. Thomas Nuttall on the rocky banks of French Broad River, Tennessee…’"
- Image reference: RS-17637
- ©The Royal Society
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