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Bishop Nicolson's Notebook

Plants from Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh brought to Rose Castle on March 24th 1703
Janet Queen

The following list of plants were recorded by Bishop Nicolson in his hand-written botanical notebook which remains in Rose Castle library. Mr James Sutherland, the supplier of the plants, was the first Regius Keeper to be appointed at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

"Set at Rose, from Mr Sutherland –

Ranunculus Lanuginosus grumosa radice. Illyrian Crowfoot.
Chondrilla Viminea. Twig branch’d Gum-Succory.
Clematis Pannonica. Hungarian Climmer.
Veronica erecta quadrifolia Virginiana. Virginian Speedwell.
Eryngium Mediterraneum. Land-Eryngo.
Aconitum flore ex albo et coeruleo variegato. Party-colour’d Monk Hood.
Chamaedrys Teucrij facie. Mock Tree-Germander.
Cynoglossum Creticum. Hounds-Tongue of Candie.
Papaver Pyraenaicum flore luteo. Moutain-poppy with a yellow flower.
Pulmonaria maculosa flore albo. Spotted Lungwort with a white flower.
Iris Gloriosa. Proud Flower de Lis.
Jacobaea Maritima folijs minus incanis. Sea ragwort.
Aster Virginianus Serotinus flore parvo albente. Narrow-leav’d Virginian Starwort.
Telephium minus repens folijs deciduis. Creeping Orpine.
Ptarmica Matricariae folijs. Feverfew-leav’d Sneezewort.
Androsaemum flore maximo Montis Olympi. Large flower’d Tutsan.
Iris folio Gramineo. Grass.
Hepatica Nobilis flore rubro.
Ranunculus montanus folio gramineo. Mountain-Crowfoot.
Cortusa Matthioli. Bears-ear Sanicle.
Ranunculus folio plantaginis.
Absinthium maritimum Lavendulae folio. Sea Mugwort.
Chrysanthemum erectum Angustifolium Virginianum altissimum. Virginian Corn-Marygold.
Millefolium maximum flore albo.
Valeriana Alliariae folio.
Linaria purpurea odorata.
Aster Novae Angliae Latifolius paniculatus flore saturate violaceo.
Thlaspi Creticum semper Virens. Ever-green Candy-Tufts.
Aster montanus serotinus folijs subrotundis. Late Mountain Starwort.
Thalictrum Canadense Aquilegiae folijs. American Meadow-Rue.
Doronicum Americanum. American Leopards-Bane.
Aster Tripolij flore Latifolius. Broad leav’d Starwort.
Aconitum Serotinum flore coeruleo. Late flowring Monkshood.
Cortusa Americana flore squallide purpureo. American Sanicle.
Trifolium Acetosum erectum luteum Virginianum. Virginia-Woodsorrel.
Origanum folijs ex albo variegatis. Party-colour’d Wild Marjoram.
Origanum folijs ex luteo variegatis.
Flos solis radice perenni. Perennial Sun-flower.
Scabiosa Argentea Angustifolia Silver-leav’d Scabious
Geranium tuberosa radice Bulbous rooted Cranesbill "

 

 

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