image lindley j_edwardss botanical register_v1_plate 32
Image number: RS.17652
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Yellow bush lupine

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 the Yellow bush lupine Lupinus arboreus here referred to as the Tree lupine. The plant is native to western regions of North America. The plate shows flowers and leaves, with one sectional detail of the flower.

Plate 32 from Edwards’s botanical register…edited by John Lindley, new series v.1, (London, James Ridgway and Sons, 1838). The plate is inscribed ‘32’ 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: ‘There are many varieties in the gardens, one of the prettiest of which is that now figured from a seedling plant raised by the Earl of Mountnorris at Arley Hall…This species is said in books to be a native of South America, I know not upon what authority. It is probably a mistake, for Mr. Douglas found it in California…’

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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