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The Common Broom, or the Flower of the Plantage-
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WILD GARLAND, &c.
Drosera rotundifolia. Round-leaved sundew.
Summits clubbed-shaped. Stamens shorter than the petals.
Petals inversely heart-shaped. Flowers on fruit-stalks, upright. Leaves hollow, covered on the upper surface with viscous red hairs. Flower-stalks several, upright, two to three inches high, cylindrical, smooth. Bunch terminating, most frequently solitary, re-curved, simple. Blossom white.-Withering.
The beauty of the Drosera rotundifolia consists in the form and appearance of the leaves, which are thrown out immediately from
the root, and spread over the surface of the ground; each plant forming a little circular plot of green cup-shaped leaves, thickly fringed with hairs of a deep rose-colour. These hairs support “small drops, or globules, of a pellucid liquor like dew, which continue even in the hottest part of the day, and in the fullest exposure to the sun.” This plant is found in mossy bogs, and on the borders of ponds and rivulets in moorland districts.
By the lone fountain's secret bed,
Wouldst thou that to thy lot were giv'n,
Yes! like the blossom of the waste,
So shall we find the streams of heav'n
Drosera longifolia. Long-leaved sundew.
Stalks from the root. Leaves inversely egg-shaped. Styles
six, sometimes nine.
This plant grows with the former, and Linnæus asks, Is it a distinct species? Later botanists have decided that it is.-Withering.
THE YOUNG LINNÆUS OF TORNEA.
In recommending natural science to the rising generation, Professor Smith has observed, that “in Sweden natural history is the study of the schools, by which men rise to preferment, and there are no people with more acute or better regulated minds than the Swedes."