image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 30
Image number: RS.17650
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Loose-flowered larkspur’

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 Delphinium laxiflorum here referred to as the Loose-flowered larkspur. The plant is native to central Russia. The plate shows flowers and leaves with one sectional detail.

Plate 30 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘30’ above; and below ‘Miss Drake del. Pub by J. Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly June 1. 1838. S. Watts sc.’

In the associated text, the author states that: ‘Common report gives it to Siberia for its native country, but this locality is at least apocryphal.’

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