1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume IX

Erinus Alpinus

Alpine Erinus
Class and Order
Didynamia Angiospermia
Generic Character
Cal. 5-phyllus. Cor. Limbus 5-fidus æqualis. Caps. 2-locularis.
Specific Character and Synonyms
ERINUS alpinus floribus racemosis, foliis spathulatis. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. ed. 14. Murr. p. 570. Ait. Kew. v. 2. p. 357.
AGERATUM serratum alpinum. Bauh. pin. 221.

The Erinus alpinus is a native of Switzerland, Germany, and France; inhabiting the more mountainous parts of those countries.

It is a very desirable little plant for the decoration of rock work, growing in close tufts, and producing numerous flowers of a lively purple colour during most of the summer months.

Is increased without difficulty by parting its roots in Autumn, or from seed; in the winter some plants of it should be kept in pots under a frame or hand-glass, as it is liable to be injured by wet and frost.

Was cultivated here by Mr. Miller in 1759.

310Erinus Alpinus
Erinus Alpinus
Alpine Erinus