Mediterranean ornithogalum S Watts
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Botanical study of the Mediterranean ornithogalum Ornithogalum montanum, here referred to as the Mountain ornithogalum. The plant is native to southern Europe. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with two details of the stamens and ovary.
Plate 28 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘28’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly May 1838. S. Watts sc.’
In the associated text, the author states that this is: ‘A hardy bulbous plant, for which I have to thank the Hon. W.F. Strangways, who has several times sent it from the choice collection at Abbotsbury…According to Signor Gussone it is a common plant, every where, in the mountain pastures of Sicily…Professor Tenore finds it in the kingdom of Naples…’"
- Image reference: RS-17648
- ©The Royal Society
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