Saxifrage

Description
The Reverend William Keble Martin spent many years of his life collecting, studying and drawing plants. This drawing is a preliminary plate for inclusion in his book The Concise British Flora in Colour published in 1965. It corresponds to plate 32 in the final work.

The plants depicted are purple saxifrage (Saxifragea oppositifolia) drawn from a specimen collected 2200ft up the Clova mountains 19 July 1930, sarry saxifrage (saxifragea stellaris), yellow mountain saxifrage (Saxifragea azoides), rue-leaved saxifrage (Saxifragea tridactylites), golden saxifrage (Chrysosplenium oppositifolium), alternate-leaved golden saxifrage (Chrysosplenium alternifolium), Irish saxifrage (Saxifragea rosacea), mossy saxifrage (Saxifragea hypnoides), Saxifraga caespitosa drawn from a specimen at the Natural History Museum, London, Grass of Parnassus (Parnassia palustris) and Saxifragea hirsuta. RAMM also has his herbarium collection (pressed plants).
Accession Loan No.
99/2015/31
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour, ink and pencil on
Common Name
saxifrage
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
untitled: Saxifragaceae: saxifrage
Production Person Surname
Martin
Production Person Initials
William Keble
Production Year Low
c1900
Production Year High
1965
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
32; S oppositifolia: S hirculis: S azoides [notes not easily legible]; SAXIFRAGA AZOIDES: S. TRIDACTYLITIS: CHRYSOSPLENIUM OPPOSITIFOLIUM: PARNASSIA PALUSTRIS

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