Erinus AlpinusAlpine 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.