American Wildflower Florilegium by Jean Andrews

By Jean Andrews

Jean Andrews is a real Renaissance lady: writer, lecturer, artist, naturalist and gourmand prepare dinner. She has accumulated fifty-two strikingly attractive American wildflowers which she has paired with a treatise giving the typical identify, the clinical identify, relations, foundation, variety, description, bloom interval, pollinators, habitat specifications, propagation, feedback & etymology, and references.

“My plant work are composites via time which current the generalized progress development of the plant, not just with the buds, the mature flower in quite a few aspects-front, part, back-on to the seed pods but in addition the roots. it is a view of a plant most unlikely to seize with the camera.”

She offers a real wildflower florilegium—a amassing of plant life, a treatise on flowers—for our leisure. Illustrated and written with the cooperation of the nationwide Wildflower study middle and the dept of Botany on the college of Texas at Austin, the Florilegium additionally has observations by way of E. Arthur Bell, fast earlier Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, England and Ghillean T. Prance, present Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

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It has most often been applied to notable collections of flower paintings, especially of garden flowers. The earliest printed florilegium seems to be Adrian Collaert's Florilegium, published in Anver in Holland in 1593. Only a few copies of this rare work exist, one of which is in the Hunt Botanical Library in Pittsburgh. Florilegia were a development of the latter part of the sixteenth century because that was the period in which flowers were first cultivated extensively for their beauty rather than their utility.

Such a move would cause the genus name and the species name to be the same, and such tautonyms are prevented by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Interestingly, the code governing zoological nomenclature has no such restriction which results in our closest cousin, the chimpanzee, being Pan pan. This plant originated in China, from whence it covered the globe. The ancient Chinese used this humble, white flower to begin the development of the many varieties of chrysanthemums which we enjoy today.

Pollinator(s) Butterflies, bees, and other insects. Habitat Requirements Found in dry sand or clay soils of fields, roadsides and disturbed areas. Full sun. Propagation Not propagated, usually considered undesirable. However, seeds are easy to collect and plant in the fall. Remarks & Etymology Cirsium, a word used by Dioscorides, is from cirsos, meaning a swollen vein, for which thistles were reputed to be a remedy. Samuel Botsford Buckley (18091884), an American naturalist, described this species.

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