Good Hope. 1824.
pilo'sum (shaggy). 1. May. Cape of Good
poly phy 1 Hum, (many-leaved). . June. Cape
of Good Hope. 1824.
rupe'stre (rock). . May. Cape of Good
sccu'ndum (side - flowering] . A. August.
Cape of Good Hope. 1826^
Squi'lla (Squill-like). 3. May. South Eu-
suave' olens (sweet-scented). A,. June. Cape
of Good Hope. 1826.
tene'llum (delicate). &. June. Cape of
Good Hope. 1818.
tenuifo'lium (fine-leaved). 1. April. Cape
of Good Hope. 1819.
thyrsoi'des (thyrse-like). l. Yellow. June.
Cape of Good Hope. 1/57.
flave'scens (yellowish). 1^. Yel-
low. June. Cape of Good Hope. 1800.
tri'gynum (three - styled). White, green.
unifo'lium (one-leaved). . Green. June.
ORNITHI'DIUM. One of the many
weeds among air plants.
OENITHO'PUS. Bird's-foot. (From
amis, a bird, and pom, a foot; referring
to the claw-like seed-pods. Nat. ord.,
Leguminous Plants [Fabaceae]. Linn.,
17 -Diadelphia k-Decandrla.)
Low-growing, yellow, pea-blossomed, hardy
annuals. Seed, sown in the garden border in
0. du'rum (hard). 4. July, Spain. 1816.
ebractca'tum (bractless)'. 4. July. South
perpusi'lhw-nodo'sus (very - small - knotted).
4. White, red. May. France.
rcpa'ndum (wavy-leaved). 4- July. Bar-
scorpioi'des (Scorpion-like). 4' July. South
O'UNUS. Flowering Ash. (From
reinos, ancient name of the Ash, ap-
>lied on account of tlit reaeinblarice
and affinity. Nat. ord., Oliveworts
[Oleacese]. Linn., 2-Diandria l-Mono-
yynia. Allied to Fraxinus.)
Hardy, white - flowered, deciduous trees.
Seeds, gathered in October, placed in the rot-
heap mixed with earth, turned in winter, and
sown in March ; budding and grafting on the
common ash. From the juice, distilled from
some species , the manna of commerce is pro-
O. America'na (American). 30. May. North
Europe'a (European). 20. May. Italy. 1/30.
floribu'nda (bundle-flowered). 30. Nepaul.
rotundifo'lia (round- leaved). 16. May.
stria'ta (channelled). 30. April. North
O'KOBUS. Bitter Vetch. (From oro,
to excite, and bous, an ox ; nourishing
food. Nat. ord., Leguminous Plants
[Fabacese]. Linn., 11 - Diadelphia 4-
Decandria. Allied to Vicia.)
Hardy herbaceous perennials, except saxatilis.
Seeds; division of the plant in spring; sandy
0. a'lbus (white-flowered). 1. White. April.
alpe'stris (rock). 2. Purple. June. Hun-
America'nus (American). Pale purple. Ja-
angustifo'lius (narrow-leaved). 1. White.
April. Siberia. 1766.
atropurpu'reus (dark-purple). 1. Purple.
May. Algiers. 1826.
aura'ntius (orange). l. Yellow. June.
cane'scens (hoary). l. White, blue. May.
cocci' neus (scarlet). 1. Scarlet. April.
uni'jugus (paired). 1. Scarlet.
April. North America.
divarica'tus (spreading). . Purple. June.
ere'ctus (erect). 1. Yellow, red. July.
^Fische'ri (Fischer's). Purple. April. Siberia.
formo'sus (beautiful), f . Purple. June.
hirsu'tus (hairy). 1. Red, May. Thrace.
hu'milis (humble). . Purple. July.
Jorda'ni (Jordan's). Blue. June. Lucania.
la'cteus (milk-white). l. White. April,
laviga'tus (smooth). i. Yellow. June.
Uithyroi'des (Lathyrus-like). 2. Blue. June.
luxiflo'rus (loose-flowered). 1. Violet. June.
longifo'litis (long - leaved). Lilac, June,
0. lu'teus (yellow). l. Lilac, yellow. June.
multijio'rus (many-flowered). 2. Pale red.
July. Italy. 1820.
ni'ger (black). 3. Purple. June. Britain.
ochrole'ucus (yellowish- white). 2. Yellow,
white. June. Hungary. 1816.
palle'scens (palish). 1. White. April.
pauciflo'rus (few - flowered). 1. Purple.
pisifo'rmis (Pea-formed). 1. Purple. May.
South Europe. 1822.
Pyrena'icus(Pyrene&n). 2. Purple. May.
saxa'tilis (rock). 1. Purple. July* France.
sessilifo 1 lius (stalkless - leaved). 1 . Purple.
May. Tauria. 1823.
stipula'ceus (stipuled). 6. Purple. May.
sylva'ticus (wood). 2. Crimson, purple.
tenuifo'lius (fine-leaved) . . Purple. June.
Tournefo'rtii (Tournefort's). l. Yellow,
purple. June. Hungary. 1821.
tubero'sus (tuberous). 1. Purple. June.
variega'tus (variegated). 1. Purple. July.
va'rius (various). l. Yellow, red. April.
Vene'tus (Venetian). 1. Purple. April.
veno'sw( veiny). 1. Blue. June. Siberia.
ve'rnus (spring). 1. Purple. March. Europe.
ca'rneus (flesh-coloured). 1. Flesh.
vicioi'des (Vetch-like). 1. Yellow. June.
ORTHO'SIPHON. (From ortlu>s t straight,
and siphon, a tube ; referring to the
tube of the flower. Nat. ord., Labiates
[Lamiaceso]. Linn., l<L-Didynamia 1-
Gymnospermia. Allied to Ocymum.)
Division of herbaceous, or cuttings of the
young shoots, when growth is commencing;
cuttings of half-ripened shoots of the ever-
greens; sandy loam and fibry peat; common
stove and greenhouse treatment.
0. a'sperus (rough). White. May. E.Indies.
1827. Stove herbaceous.
mcM'nras(bent-in). 1. Pale scarlet. May.
E. Indies. 1839- Stove evergreen.
vubicu'ndus (ruddy). Purple. June. Nepaul.
1826. Greenhouse evergreen.
virga'tus (twiggy). Blue. June. Nepaul.
1826. Greenhouse evergreen.
OETHKOSA'NTHUS. (From orthros,
morning, and anthos, a flower; flowers
expand early in the day. Nat. ord.,
Irids [Iridacere]. Linn., \ii-Monadel-
phia '\-Tr\nndrln. Allied to Sisyrin-
[ 6G8 ]
Greenhouse herbaceous periennial. Seeds,
and division of the plant in spring ; sandy loam
and leaf- mould : a cold pit in winter, to exclude
0. multiflo'rus (many- flowered). 1. Blue.
June. New Holland. 1820.
OSAGE APPLE. Maclu'ra.
OSBE'CKIA. (Named after P. Osbecfc,
a Swedish naturalist. Nat. ord., Me-
lastomads [Melastomacese]. Linn., 8-
Octandria \-Monoyynia. Allied to Me-
Cuttings of side, firm, stubby shoots, in sand,
under a bell-glass, and in bottom-heat ; sandy
loam, fibry peat, a little dried cow-dung, and
charcoal. Winter temp., 48 to 58 ; summer,
60 to 85.
STOVE DECIDUOUS SHRUBS.
0. cane'scens (hoary). 1838.
glomera'ta (crowded). 1. Pink. July.
Nepaule'nsis albiflo'ra. (Nepaul - white -
flowered). l. White. August. Ne-
0. angustifo'lia (narrow -leaved). 2. Rose.
May. Nepaul. 1826.
Chine'nsis (Chinese). 2. Purple. July.
glomera'ta albiflo'ra (crowded-white-flow-
ered). 14. White. January. Brazil.
Nepaule'nsis (Nepaul). l. Purple. June.
octa'ndra (eight-stamened). 1. Rose. April.
stella'ta (starred). 1. Pink. July. Nepaul.
ternifo'lia (three-leafleted). 3. Lilac. May.
Zeyla'nica (Ceylon). 2. Yellow. August.
OSIER. Sa'lix vimina'lis.
OSMI'TES. (From osme, perfume ;
smells like camphor. Nat. ord., Com-
posites [Asteracete]. Linn., IQ-Syngc-
nesia 3-Frustranea. Allied to Relhania.)
Greenhouse, white-flowered evergreens from
the Cape of Good Hope. Cuttings of half-
ripened shoots, in sand, under a bell-glass, in
April or May, and without bottom-heat. Win-
ter temp., 40 to 45.
0. bellidia' strum (BelMi&strum). 1. June. 1816.
camphori'na (camphor-scented). l. May.
denta'ta (toothed). l. May. 1820.
OSMU'NDA. (The name of a Celtic
deity. Nat. ord., Ferns [rolypodiacese].
Linn., X-i-Cryptogamia l-Filiccs.}
Hardy brown spored ferns, except Prcsliuna.
0. cinnamo'mea (cinnamon). 2. June. N.
O. Claytonia'na (Clayton's). 2. August. N.
sra'cilis (slender). 1. June. 1827.
hw 'mills (humble). June. N.America. 1823.
inteiru'pta (interrupted). 2. June. N. Ame-
palu'stris (marsh). 2^. 1831.
Preslia'na (Presl's). June. I. of Luzon. Stove.
rega'lis (royal). 2. July. Britain.
spectu'bilis (showy). 2. July. N.America.
OSSA:'A. (Named after Ossa, curator
of the Havannah Botanic Garden.
Nat. ord., Melastomads [Melastoma-
ceas]. Linn., S-Octandrial-Monogynia.
Allied to Miconia.)
Stove evergreen shrub. Cuttings of young
side stubby snoots, or the points of main ones,
when a little firm, in sandy soil, under a bell-
glass, and in heat ; sandy peat and loam ; com-
mon plant stove treatment.
O.purpura'scens (purplish). 3. Purple. March.
OSTEO'MELES. (From osteon, bone
and melon, apple; the fruit. Nat. ord.,
Apphworts [Pomacese]. Linn., 12-
Icosandria 2-Di-pentayynia. Allied to
Hardy evergreen tree. Forculture, see Medlar.
0. ferrugi'nea (rusty). July. 1847.
OSTEOSPE'RMUM. (From osteon, a
bone, and sperma, a seed. Nat. ord.,
Composites [Asteracese]. Linn., 19-
Synyencsia 4^-Nccessaria. Allied to Ca-
Greenhouse, yellow-flowered evergreens from
the Cape of Good Hope. Cuttings of small
half-ripened shoots, in sand, under a bell-glass,
in April or May ; sandy loam and a little fibry
peat. Winter temp., 40 to 45.
0. caeru'leum (blue-flowered). 3. Blue. July.
calendula 1 'ceum (Marigold-like). 2. July.
corymbo'sum (corymbed). 3. August. 1822.
ilicifo'Kum (Holly-leaved). 4. July. 1816.
Inca'nu m (hoary). 3. August. 1815.
monili'ferum (necklace-bearing). 3. July.
O'STRYA. Hop-Hornbeam. (From
ostryos, a scale ; scaly catkins. Nat.
ord., Masttvorls [Corylacese]. Linn.,
'21-Moncetia V-Polyandria. Allied to
Hardy deciduous trees. Seeds, which, if
sown in the spring, the season after being
gathered in the autumn, and kept in a rot-heap
during winter, will make their appearance the
year following ; layers ; cuttings, and grafting
on the common hornbeam ; good, deep, moist
0. virgi'nica (Virginian). 20. April. North
vulgu'ris (common). 20. May. Italy. 1724.
OSWEGO TEA. Mona'rda di'dyma.
OSY'RIS. Poet's Cassia. (From ozos,
a branch ; referring to the numerous
pliant branches. Nat. ord., Sandalworts
[Santalacere]. Linn., 22-J)icrcia 3-Tri-
andria. Allied to Santalium).
Greenhouse evergreen shrub. Cuttings of
ripened shoots, under a hand-light, in spring ;
sandy loam ; requires the protection of a cold
pit in winter, or a conservative wall.
O. a'lba (white). 3. White. South Europe.
OTAHEITE CHESNUT. Inoca'rpm
OTAHEITE MYRTLE. Securine'ya ni'-
OTHO'NNA. Ragwort. (From othonc,
linen ; referring to the soft, downy
clothing of the leaves. Nat. ord., Com-
posites [Asteracese]. Linn., l$~8jfnge-
Greenhouse yellow-flowered plants from the
Cape of Good Hope, except where otherwise
mentioned. Seeds, in a mild hotbed, in spring ;
annuals may be hardened off afterwards ;
perennials by division of the plant ; tuberous
rooted by dividing them ; shrubs by cuttings of
half-ripened shoots, in sand, under a glass, in
May ; sandy loam, and a little fibry peat.
Winter temp., 40 to 48.
0. Tage'tes (Marigold leaved). 1. May. 1823.
0. linifo'lia (Flax-leaved). 2. July. 1824.
pinna'ta (leafleted). 3. May. 1759.
pinnati'fida (leaflet-like). 1. July. 1823.
O. bulbo'sa (bulbous). 2. May. 1774.
fillcau'lis (thread-stemmed). 1^. April. 1791.
tubero'sa (tuberous). August. 1842.
0. abrotanifo'lia (Southernwood-leaved). 3.
arbore'scens (tree-like). 2. July. 1723.
Athana'sieK (Athanasia-like). 3. January.
cheirifo'lia (Wallflower-leaved), ij. May.
coronopifo'lia (Buckhorn-leaved. 2. August.
denticula'ta. (tooth-leaved). 2. June. 1774.
digita'ta (finger-/eawed). l. July. 1824.
heterophy 'lla (various-leaved). 2. May.
perfolia'ta (leaf-stem-pierced). l. June.
tenui'ssima (finest-leaved). l. May. 1759.
virgi'nea (virgin-like). 3. October. Africa.
OTO'PTERA. (From o?/s, an ear, and
pteron, a wing ; referring to an ear-like
process on the wing petals. Nat. ord.,
w/ Plants [Fabacese]. Linn.,
Yi-Diadelphia -Decai\dria. Allied to
Greenhouse evergreen climber; cuttings of
half- ripened shoots, in sand, under a bell-glass ;
sandy fibry loam and lumpy peat, with nodules
of charcoal intermixed.
0. Burche'llii (Burchell's). Purple. May. Cape
of Good Hope. 1816.
O'XALIS. Wood Sorrel. (From oxys,
acid ; the acid taste of the leaves. Nat.
ord., Oxalids [Oxalidacere]. Linn., 10-
Decandria ^-Pentat/ynia. )
Natives of Cape of Good Hope, except where
otherwise stated. Hardy annuals, seed, in
open border, in April, in a shady place ; peren-
nials, by division and by seeds ; tuberous and
bulbous ones by offsets, the tender ones succeed
in a cool temperature in winter, if dry and frost
excluded ; shrubby species, by seeds and cut-
tings, in sandy soil, under a bell-glass, and
grown in sandy loam and fibry peat; all the
bulbous kinds the least tender should be kept
dry in winter, and the shrubby have the green-
0. cornicula'ta (small-horned). 5. Yellow. Au-
Dille'nii (Dillenns's). 2. Copper. America.
i fio'rida (florid). 2. Yellow. Ame-
leeviga'ta (smooth), &. Purple. June. 1818.
j microphy'lla (small-leaved). $. Pale red.
New South Wales.
sensiti'va (sensitive). $. Yellow. July. China.
0. Lyo'nii (Lyon's). 1. Yellow. August. North
i stri'cta (upright). 1$. Yellow. July. North
0. a'lba (white-flowered). . White. May.
America'na (American). . White. April.
viola' cea (violet-coloured). ^. Violet. May.
North America. 1772.
0. Cummi'ngii (Cumming's). J. Golden. Sep-
tember. Chili. 1831.
di'scolor (two-coloured). Violet, crimson.
I July. Mexico. 1844.
floribu'nda (bundle-flowered). l. Red. July.
South America. 1827.
lasia'ndra (downy-stamened). l. Pink.
May. Mexico. 1840.
Martia'na (Martins's). Yellow. July. Brazil.
na'tans (floating) . . White. October. 1795.
Otto'nis (Otto's). Yellow. May. Chili. 1840.
palu'stris (marsh). Lilac. May. Brazil. 1828.
0. pere'nnans (perennial). 2, Yellow. July.
New South Wales.
re'pens (creeping-stalked). 1. Yellow. May.
ro'sea (rosy). ^. Rose. March. Chili. 1826.
ru'bro-ci'nfita (red-edged). 1. Yellow. Sep-
tember. Guatemala. 1841.
Si'msii (Sims's). . Crimson. April. Chili.
u'rbica(city). White. August. Brazil. 1828.
ambi'gua (ambiguous). . White. October.
arcua'ta (bowed). . Violet. September.
asini'na (ass's-earecZ). ^. Yellow. Novem-
bi'fida (cloven-leaved). $. Violet. September.
bipuncta'ta (two-spotted). J. Lilac. May.
Bo'wiei (Bowie's). $. Crimson. October.
Brasilie'nsis (Brazilian). $. Rose. October.
Burma'nni (Burmann's). . Purple. June.
cane'scens (hoary). 1. Purple. March. 1821.
capri'na (soat's-foot). $. Flesh. August.
curno'sa (fleshy). $. Yellow. October.
ce'rnua (drooping). %. Yellow. March. 1757-
cilia'ns (hair-fringed-/emZ). . Purple.
Commerso'nii (Commerson's). $. Yellow.
compre'ssa (compressed). . Yellow. De-
conne'xula (small-convex). . Pink. June.
crena'ta (scolloyed-petaled). 3. Yellow.
September. Lima. 1829.
.cri'spa (curled). *. White. October. 1793.
cruenta'ta (bloodied). . Purple. October.
cunea'ta(\vedge-petaled). . Yellow, white.
cuneifo'lia (wedge-leaved). . White. April.
cu'prea (copper-coloured). . Copper. May.
Dartvallia'na (Darwall's). J. Pale crimson.
denta'ta (toothed). $. Flesh. October. 1793.
De'ppei (Deppe's). 4, Red. March. Mexico.
di'sticha (two-rowed). $. Pale yellow. May.
dive'rgens (wide-spaced). 4. White. July.
elonga'ta (elongated). . White. June. 1791.
. amce'na (fine - red). . Copper.
fabeefo'lia (Bean-leaved). $. Red. October.
fa'llax (deceptive). . Yellow. September.
ferrugina'ta (rusty). $. Yellow. June. 1820.
filica'ulis (thread-stemmed). -J. Violet. Sep.
I O.filifo'lia (thread-leaved), $. Pink. June.
I ftabellifo'lia (fan-leaved). ^. Yellow, red.
! fla'ccida (feeble). ^. White, red. September.
fla'va (yellow). 4. Yellow. March. 1775.
I -flo're-ple'no (double -flowered). 4.
i fu'lgida (fulgid). ^. Crimson. October. 1820.
I furca'ta (forli-leaved) . |. Red. September.
fusca'ta (biown-spotted) . $. Yellow. May.
genicula'ta (kneed). . Yellow. October.
gin 1 bra (smooth). \. Purple. May. 179ii.
glandulo'sa (glanded). ^. White. October.
hi'rta (h&iry-stalked). 3. Lilac. October.
hirte'lla (small-hairy). ^. Red. March. 1823.
incarna'ta (flesh). . Flesh. May. 1739.
laburnifo'lia ( Laburnum- leaved). ^. Yel-
low. September. 1793.
lana'ta (woolly-leaved). $. White. October.
laneeafo'l in (spear-head-leavecl) . $. Yellow,
lasiope'tala (downy-petaled). ^. Pink. July.
Buenos Ayres. 1841.
laterifla'ra (lateral - flowered). |. Purple.
la'xula (loose). . White. Novemlier. 1820.
le'pida (pretty). 5. White. May. 1823.
lepori'na (hare's-eared). ^. White. October.
linea'ris (narrow-leaved). ^. Violet. October.
K'vida (livid). ^. Flesh. October. 1793.
loba'ta (lobed). }. Yellow. October. 1823.
lupinifo'lia (Lupine - leaved). $. Yellow.
luteo'la (yellowish). . Yellow. May. 1823.
macrophy'lla (large - leaved). -4. Yellow.
macro'stylis (large-styled). ^. Purple. Oc-
margina'ta (green-edged). ^. White. No-
Mauritia'na (Mauritian). ^. Pale rose.
September. Isle of France. 1810.
minia'ta (vermilion). 4. Vermilion. May.
monophy'lla (one-leaved). 4. Yellow. Oc-
multiflo'ra (many-flowered). $. Lilac. Fe-
obtu'sa (blunt-leaved). $. White. Sep-
papiliona'cea (butterfly). . Variegated.
pectina'ta (comb-leaved), %, Yellow. Oc-
pentaphy'lla (five-leaved). . Pink. June.
Pio'ttee (Piotta's). ^. Orange. June. 1816.
polyphy'lla (many-leaved). . Pale purple.
pulche'lla (pretty). $. White. October. 1795.
puncta'ta (dotted). ^. Purple. May.
pnrpuru'ta (purplish). . Pale purple.
0. purpu'rea (purple). $. Purple, October.
reclina'ta (reclining). . Pink. October. 1795.
repta'trix (creeping- rooted"). 4> Flesh. No-
rigi'dula (stiffish). . White. September.
rosa'cea (rosyish). . Pink. October. 1/93.
rostra' to, (beaked). $. Purple, violet. Oc-
rube'lla (brancMng-sm&ll-red) . . Pink.
ru'bro-fla'va (red and yellow). -4. Red,
yellow. June. 1823.
sangui'nea (bloody-leaved). $. Yellow. No-
secu'nda (side flowering'). . Lilac. October.
seri'cea (silky). $. Yellow. May. 1/94.
specio'sa (showy). \. Purple. October. 16QO.
strumo'sa (swollen -styled). . White. De-
sulphu'rea (sulphur- coloured). 4> Pale
yellow. October. 1795.
sylve'stris (wood). White. February.
tene'lla (delicate). . Lilac. May. 1793.
te'nera (tender). - 4 . Yellow. May. Brazil.
tri' color (three-coloured).
- grandiflo'ra (large - flowered) . $.
White. November. 1790.
- . - Si'msii (Sims's). $. White. No-
veno'sa (veiny), i. Violet, yellow. October.
versi'color (various-coloured). ^. Crimson.
GREENHOUSE AND STOVE EVERGREENS.
O. Barrelie'ri (Barrelier's). l. Pale red. Sep-
tember. Caraccas. 1824. Stove.
Chine'nsis (Chinese). $. Yellow. August.
frutico'sa (shrubby). 1. Yellow. December.
Rio Janeiro. 1817. Stove.
Plumie'ri (Plumier's). 2. Yellow. South
America. 1823. Stove.
OXALIS DEPPII CULTURE. Plant bulbs
of this in pots at the beginning of
March, and shelter in a cold pit or
greenhouse. When all fear of frost
is passed, plant them in a light soil,
and in a southern aspect, about twelve
inches apart each way; or the bulbs
may be kept out of the ground alto-
gether until the middle of April, and
then be planted at once in the open
soil. It should be trenched, and a
3. White, red.
1. Pink. No-
. Lilac. October.
White, red. No-
little manure turned in with the bot-
tom spit, as for other tap- rooted crops.
The scaly bulbs, from which it is pro-
pagated, grow in a cluster round the
crown of the root. The only cultiva-
tion required is to keep the crop free
from weeds, and to water plentifully in
dry weather; otherwise, if the roots
are allowed to become dry, they split
upon the occurrence of moist weather.
Protect from early frosts,, in October or
November, by a mat covering.
About ten roots are enough for a
dish. They are very useful as a vege-
table from early in October to the end
of December. An inferior kind has
often been substituted for it, viz., the
Oxalis Jacqtiiniana ; but this is distin-
guished by having pink flowers. In
Belgium, the leaves being gratefully
acid, are used for the same purposes as
sorrel, and the flowers are mixed with
other salad herbs.
As it is not a very common vegetable,
it may be useful to state, as an im-
proved mode of cooking, that after
peeling the tubers, and cleaning out
their hollow centres, they must be well
boiled in rich stock (gravy), skimming
off the fat, and then be served up hot,
with a sauce made of a little butter
heated until brown, with a spoonful of
flower, and a little of the stock.
OX-EYE DAISY. Chrysanthemum leu-
Ox-UP. Pri'mula ela'tior.
OXYA'NTHUS. (From oxys, sharp,
and anthos, a flower ; referring to the
sharp-toothed calyx and corolla. Nat,
ord..,Cinchonads [Cinchonacese]. Linn.,
5 Pentandria \-Monogynia. Allied to
Stove, white-flowered evergreen shrubs from
Sierra Leone. Cuttings of young shoots, a
little firm, in sand, under a bell-glass, in bot-
tom heat, in May ; sandy loam, fibry peat, and
a little dried cow-dung. Winter temp., 45 to
55 ; summer, 60 to 85.
O.hirsu'tus (hairy). 2. July. 1812.
specio'sus (showy). 3. July. 1789.
tubiflo'rus (tube-flowered). 3. July.
versi'color (various-colored). July. Cuba,
OXY'BAPHUS. Umbrella-wort. (From
oxys, acid, and baphe, dyer's colour;
referring to the coloured juice of the
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roots. Nat. ord., Nyctagox [Nyctagi-
nacese]. Linn., S-Triandria l-Mono
pynia. Allied to the Marvel of Peru.)
All purple-flowered, except where otherwise
stated. Seeds in May, in the open border, but
better in mild hotbed in March, and planted
out in the end of April ; also, by division of the
plant in spring ; sandy loam ; they all require
dry places, and protection from severe frost in
0. aggrega'tus (aggregate). 1. Pink. New
angustifo'lius (narrow-leaved) . 1 . August .
Cm-ante'sutCervantes's). 2. June. Mexico.
Chile 1 nsis (Chilian). 1. Lilac. September.
decu'mbens (lying-down). 2. August. Mis-
expa'nsus (expanded). 2. July. Peru. 181 9.
glabrifo'lius (smooth -leaved). 3. July. New
Mrm'tus (hairy). 1. August. Louisiana.
nyctagi'neus (nocturnal). 1. August. Mis-
ova'tus (egg-leaved). 2. August. Peru. 1820.
pilo'sus (shaggy). 1. August. Missouri. 1812.
visco'sus (clammy). 6. July. Peru. 1793.
OXYCO'CCUS. Cranberry. (From oxys,
acid, and kokkos, a berry. Nat. ord.,
Cranberries [Vacciniacece]. Linn., 8-
Hardy, pink -flowered evergreens. Seeds,
but generally by dividing the plants, by layering \
the shoots, by merely placing sandy peat around