image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 16
Image number: RS.17639
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Thick leaved pentstemon’

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): 150mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of a variety of Penstemon, here referred to as the Thick leaved Pentstemon Pentstemon crassifolius The plant is native to North America. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with a detail of the stamens.

Plate 16 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘16’ 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 was: ‘A native of the North West coast of North America, whence seeds were sent by the late Mr. Douglas to the Horticultural Society of London, in whose garden it was figured in June last.’

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.

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