image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 14
Image number: RS.17637
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hairy mock orange

Date

1838

Creator

S Watts (fl. 1830s, British), Engraver

After

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857, British), Illustrator

Object type

Library reference

49461

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 247mm
width (print): 150 mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

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…’

John Lindley (1799-1865) British botanist and horticulturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828.

Sarah Anne Drake (1803-1857), British botanical artist, was a long-term associate of the Lindley family and a prolific illustrator for James Lindley.

Associated place

<The World>
   > North America
      > United States