image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 27
Image number: RS.17647
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Mr. Dickson’s echinacea’

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 Mr. Dickson’s Echinacea, Echinacea dicksoni. The plant is native to Mexico. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with two details of florets.

Plate 27 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘27’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly May 1 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author states that: ‘This plant was raised in the garden of the Horticultural Society from Mexican seeds, from the Terra fria, presented by George Frederick Dickson Esq.’

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
      > Mexico