Monday, December 17, 2012

GNAPHALIUM ERICOIDES


GNAPHALIUM ERICOIDES




In the 6th vol. of the Amcenitates Academic Linnaeus
describes this species of Gnaphalium, mod probably from dried
specimens collected at the Cape, where it is a native; fo in-
Significant did the plant appear to him, that in his description,
he calls it mires; compared with the more magnificent species,
such a term might not perhaps be inapplicable: but, though
small, the plant potted much beauty when cultivated, and
hence is generally kept in our green-houses.
It flowers from March to August.
Its branches, naturally weak and trailing, require to be
carefully tied up; if this business be executed with taste and
judgment, the natural beauty of the plant may be considerably
heightened.
It is readily increased by cuttings.
Was introduced to the royal garden at Kew, by Mr. Masson,
in 1774




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