Arum Dracontium. Green Dragon. ARUM - EAST COAST UNITED STATES, Sydenham Edwards.

Arum Dracontium. Green Dragon.

Hart, M. (del). Watts (sc).
London. J.Ridgway. 1822.
Engraving, original handcolor, plate size approximately 8 x 5 inches on sheet 9 1/2 x 6 inches, with accompanying text sheet. Very good condition; faint offsetting. Plate 668 from Sydenham Edwards' "The Botanical Register." The text states that "According to Dr Barton it is found wild in the neighbourhood of Philadephia, on the western border of the Schuykill and on the Wissahickon; where it flowers in June and grows to the height of two feet. In other parts of the United States, it seldom exceeds the height of nine inches. Messrs. Pursh and Nuttall speak of the species as one to be found from Pensylvania (sic) and Virginia to Florida." Item #51759

Price: $55.00