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Background imageBlue Collection: Clitoria ternatea, L

Clitoria ternatea, L
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1542, 1st April 1813. Watercolour and pencil on paper

Background imageBlue Collection: 405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope

405. A Medley of Flowers from Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope
On the right, the scarlet Sutherlandia frutescens, R. Br. followed by the white balls of the minute flowers of a Brunia ? a blue and red Lobostermon(Boraginaceae)

Background imageBlue Collection: Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew

Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew
The frozen vaults of the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) at Wakehurst, RBG Kew

Background imageBlue Collection: 16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili

16. Wild Flowers of Chanleon, Chili
Fuchsia macrostemon, Ruiz et Pav. on the right, is the wild parent of our hardy varieties; above it is the blue Puya with orange anthers, the orange balls of the not unfamiliar Buddleia globosa, Lam

Background imageBlue Collection: 25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili

25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
Common inhabitants of the Cordilleras are two noble representatives of the Pine-Apple Order, the Bromeliaceae, namely Puya Whytei, Hook. the present, and P. chilensis (see 19)

Background imageBlue Collection: 658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria

658. Distant View of Mount Fujiyama, Japan, and Wistaria
This beautiful, hardy, climbing shrub Wistaria chinensis, DC. is a native of China and Japan, and was introduced into this country about the year 1816

Background imageBlue Collection: 37. Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil

37. Flowers and Fruit of the Maricojas Passion Flower, Brazil
The fruit of this (Passiflora alata, Ait.) and several other species of the genus are edible. See 112

Background imageBlue Collection: Chionadoxa

Chionadoxa in front of the Orangery

Background imageBlue Collection: Iris bulbosa latifolia, 1757

Iris bulbosa latifolia, 1757
Gouache painting on vellum of Iris latifolia with a moth by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770), signed and dated 1757. The painting is from the Tankerville Collection, purchased 1934

Background imageBlue Collection: Pharbitis learii (Ipomoea learii, Mr Lears Gaybine )

Pharbitis learii (Ipomoea learii, Mr Lears Gaybine )
Hand coloured engraving, (engraved by Swan after Curtiss drawing). Plate 3928 from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published March 1842

Background imageBlue Collection: 8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto

8. Chilian Palms in the Valley of Salto
Jubaea spectabilis, H.B.K. is the only kind of palm native in Chili and although it wants the grace and elegance of many of its family it is not less useful

Background imageBlue Collection: 369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria

369. Strelitzia augusta at St. Johns Kaffraria
Trees of the same in the background, and Tecormaria capensis, Spach. trailing over the vegetation on the left (see 365)

Background imageBlue Collection: 18. Chilian Flowers in Twin Mate Pot, and Chilian Strawberries

18. Chilian Flowers in Twin Mate Pot, and Chilian Strawberries
Behind, the heath-like Fabiana imbricata, Ruiz et Pav. and a miniature irid (Tigridia sp ?), with the deep blue Pasithaea coerulea, Don, yellow Mimulus luteus Linn. pink Eyrthraea chilensis, Pers

Background imageBlue Collection: 17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

17. View of Concon, Chili, with its two Palms

Background imageBlue Collection: 13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies

13. Two Climbing Plants of Chili and Butterflies
Hanging above Tacsonia pinnatistipula, Juss. (syn. T. chilensis, Miers); below the dull purple flowers and green fleshy edible fruit of Lardizabala biternata, Ruiz et Pav

Background imageBlue Collection: Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s

Urania speciosa Willd. (Ravenala madagascariensis, Traveller s
Watercolour on paper, undated (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815)

Background imageBlue Collection: Elettaria cardamomum, 1887

Elettaria cardamomum, 1887
Illustration of Elettaria cardamomum, commonly known as cardamom, from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen, 1887, volume 1, plate 74

Background imageBlue Collection: 430. Water-Lily and surrounding vegetation in Van Staadens Kloo

430. Water-Lily and surrounding vegetation in Van Staadens Kloo
Nymphaea stellata, Willd. the Water-Lily in this painting, is very widely spread in Africa and India, and there are white, blue, purple, and rose varieties

Background imageBlue Collection: 265. Nepalese Temple and Peepul Tree, with Blue Pigeons bathing

265. Nepalese Temple and Peepul Tree, with Blue Pigeons bathing
The Peepul, a kind of fig (Ficus religiosa, Linn.), and the pigeon (Columba livida) are both sacred to the Hindoos. It is the skeleton leaves of the Peepul on which Chinese Buddhists paint flowers

Background imageBlue Collection: 252. Blue Poppy growing on Mt. Tonglo, Sikkim-Himalaya

252. Blue Poppy growing on Mt. Tonglo, Sikkim-Himalaya
This ornamental plant (Meconopsis Wallichii, Hook.) has several times been introduced and cultivated in this country, where, however, it does not develop its full beauty, owing, doubtless

Background imageBlue Collection: 49. Trees laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Gard

49. Trees laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Gard

Background imageBlue Collection: Psoralea aphylla, Jacq. ( Leafless Psoralea)

Psoralea aphylla, Jacq. ( Leafless Psoralea)
Original illustration from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, published as plate 1727, 1st May 1815. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Native of the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageBlue Collection: 641. Japanese Chrysanthemums, cultivated in this country

641. Japanese Chrysanthemums, cultivated in this country

Background imageBlue Collection: 380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics

380. A common Plant on sandy sea-shores in the Tropics
This lovely trailer (Ipomoea blob, Forsk, is found on almost all sandy sea-shores in the tropics as well as in some subtropical regions, including many of the most remote oceanic islands)

Background imageBlue Collection: 14. Some Flowers of the Sterile Region of Cauquenas, Chili

14. Some Flowers of the Sterile Region of Cauquenas, Chili
Here is represented a portion of the inflorescence of the Pitcairnia to be seen in the foreground of 10, which is probably the same as one formerly in cultivation under the name of P. rubricaulis

Background imageBlue Collection: 9. Common Flowers of Chili

9. Common Flowers of Chili
The large white flower, which changes to pink, is one of the Evening Primrose genus-Oenothera acaulis, Cay. (syn. 0. grandiflora, Ruiz et Pav, and 0)

Background imageBlue Collection: Bluebells in woodland at Wakehurst place

Bluebells in woodland at Wakehurst place
Bluebells at Wakehurst place, Sussex. Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Background imageBlue Collection: 72. Flowers of Hedychium, Botanic Gardens, Brazil

72. Flowers of Hedychium, Botanic Gardens, Brazil
The species of Hedychium are mostly very ornamental plants and their flowers are fragrant. They inhabit tropical Asia. That on the left is H. chrysoleucum, Hook. a species cultivated in, this country

Background imageBlue Collection: 5. Fern and Flowers bordering the river at Chanleon, Chili

5. Fern and Flowers bordering the river at Chanleon, Chili
Behind the robust fern (Lomarict procera, Spreng.) with rosy young fronds unfolding; on the right Tropaeolum tricolorum, Sweet, a showy sister of the Canary Creeper

Background imageBlue Collection: Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862

Vanda coerulea (Blue vanda), 1862
Illustration of Vanda coerulea by Walter Hood Fitch, 1862. Artwork from Select Orchidaceous Plants by Robert Warner, 1862; t. 18

Background imageBlue Collection: Salvia officinalis, 1776

Salvia officinalis, 1776
Illustration of Salvia officinalis, also known as sage, from Flora Parisiensis by Pierre Bulliard, 1776

Background imageBlue Collection: Thymus vulgaris, 1800-1819

Thymus vulgaris, 1800-1819
Illustration of Thymus vulgaris, also known as thyme, from Traite des Arbres et Arbustes que l'on Cultive en France en Pleine Terre by H. L. Duhamel du Monceau, 1800-1819

Background imageBlue Collection: Tecophilaea cyanocrocus, 1872

Tecophilaea cyanocrocus, 1872
Illustration of Tecophilaea cyanocrocus, commonly known as Chilean blue crocus or Chilean crocus, from Gartenflora by Eduard von Regel, 1872; volume 21, plate 718, page 104-105

Background imageBlue Collection: Scilla bifolia, 1804

Scilla bifolia, 1804
Illustration of Scilla bifolia, commonly known as squill or glory-of-the-snow. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1804

Background imageBlue Collection: Chionodoxa luciliae, 1879

Chionodoxa luciliae, 1879
Current accepted plant name is Scilla luciliae, commonly known as squill or glory-of-the-snow. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Matilda Smith, 1879

Background imageBlue Collection: Veronicastrum (Veronicastrum sachalinense), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Veronicastrum (Veronicastrum sachalinense), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBlue Collection: Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBlue Collection: Wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Wisteria (Wisteria brachybotrys), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBlue Collection: Agapanthus africanus, 1800

Agapanthus africanus, 1800
Illustration of Agapanthus africanus, commonly known as African lily, lily of the Nile or blue lily. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sydenham Edwards, 1800

Background imageBlue Collection: Camassia quamash, 1832

Camassia quamash, 1832
Current accepted plant name is Camassia quamash, commonly known as Indian hyacinth. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Sarah Anne Drake, 1832

Background imageBlue Collection: Scilla amoenula, 1823

Scilla amoenula, 1823
Current accepted plant name is Scilla siberica subsp. siberica, commonly known as squill or glory-of-the-snow. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1823

Background imageBlue Collection: Milla uniflora, 1834

Milla uniflora, 1834
Current accepted plant name is Ipheion uniflorum, commonly known as Tristagma uniflorum, spring starflower or springstar. Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by James MacNab, 1834

Background imageBlue Collection: Tropaeolum azureum, 1843

Tropaeolum azureum, 1843
Hand-coloured lithograph on paper by Walter Hood Fitch, 1843. Artwork from Curtiss Botanical Magazine, volume 69, plate 3985

Background imageBlue Collection: Valeriana (Valeriana fauriei), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Valeriana (Valeriana fauriei), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBlue Collection: Koyomena (Kalimeris indica), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828

Koyomena (Kalimeris indica), woodblock print and manuscript on paper, 1828
Wood block print and manuscript on paper, Japan, 1828. The wood block prints meassure approximately 25 cm in height. The wood block print is from Honzo Zufu or Illustrated manual of medicinal plants

Background imageBlue Collection: Passiflora caerulea (passion flower)

Passiflora caerulea (passion flower). Family:Passifloraceae

Background imageBlue Collection: Lavandula officinalis (lavender), 1889

Lavandula officinalis (lavender), 1889
Illustration of lavender, currently accepted plant Lavandula angustifolia subsp. angustifolia. from Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thome, Vol. 4, 1889

Background imageBlue Collection: courtyard by the Princess of Wales

courtyard by the Princess of Wales Conservatory




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