'Muscari moschatum' botanical illustration   Save
'Muscari moschatum' botanical illustration
Description: Illustration of Muscari moschatum (grape hyacinth), accompanied by text about the varieties of this flower. Image and text are from "New Book of Flowers" by Joseph Breck (New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1866), pp. 292-293. The full-page illustration, in black and white, shows a plant with grape-like clusters of blossoms and long, tapered leaves. Breck (1794-1873) was a horticulturalist and botanist from Massachusetts. He founded Joseph Breck & Sons, a seed and agricultural implements wholesaler and retailer in Boston, Massachusetts. He wrote several other books, including "The Young Florist" (1833) and "The Flower Garden" (1851). Orange Judd (1822-1892) was an agricultural researcher and the editor of "American Agriculturalist" magazine. His Chicago firm, Orange Judd Company, published agricultural and scientific books. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05782
Subjects: Floriculture--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Floriculture--United States; Breck, Joseph, 1794-1873; Orange Judd Company (Chicago, Ill.)
Places: New York City (New York)