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FLORA ALPHABETICA.

WHO CAN PAINT

LIKE NATURE ? CAN IMAGINATION BOAST,
AMID ITS GAY CREATION, HUES LIKE HERS?
OK CAN IT MIX THEM WITH THAT MATCHLESS SKILL,
AND LOSE THEM IN EACH OTHER, AS APPEARS
IN EV'RY BUD THAT BLOws ? IP FANCY THEN,
UNEQUAL, PAILS BENEATH THE PLEASING TASK,
AH! WHAT SHALL LANGUAGE DO ? AH, WHERE FIND WORDS
TING'D WITH SO MANY COLOURS ?

THOMSON

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ANEMONE PRATENSIS.

(Meadow Anemone.)

This Anemone is perennial, and a native of Germany, where it grows in open fields, flowering in May. It was first cultivated by Mr. Millar, in the year 1731; and as we now find it in our gardens, it very much resembles the Anemone Pulsatilla. The principal distinctions between these species, as they grow naturally, are taken from the flower, which in the Anemone Pratensis is more pendulous, smaller, of a darker colour, and has the apices of the petals reflexed; the stem, also, is less hairy and shorter than that of the Pulsatilla. The Anemone, or Pasque flower, so called from its flowering about Easter, adorns some of our dry chalky hills with its beautiful purple flowers. . The garden Anemones, which are so ornamental to the flower borders in the spring, are only of two species, notwithstanding the variety of their colours. Art, to increase their beauty, has rendered them very large and double.

Baron Stoerck has recommended this plant as an effectual remedy for most diseases affecting the eye ;

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