. Freaks and marvels of plant life; or, Curiosities of vegetation. Plant anatomy. 454 FREAKS OF PLANT LIFE. in Dumfries, it could scarcely have been the tradi- tionary thistle of Scotland. A young chieftain in the Hebrides pointed out another plant (Carduus eriphorus) as the Scotch thistle. At Inverness Sir James Grantsaidthat the Scotch thistle was the only one that drooped (Carduus nutans); and, finally, Sir William Drum- mond maintained that no particular thistle, but any thistle the poet or painter chose, was the national flower of Scotland. Whether it was a thistle armed with spines or no

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. Freaks and marvels of plant life; or, Curiosities of vegetation. Plant anatomy. 454 FREAKS OF PLANT LIFE. in Dumfries, it could scarcely have been the tradi- tionary thistle of Scotland. A young chieftain in the Hebrides pointed out another plant (Carduus eriphorus) as the Scotch thistle. At Inverness Sir James Grantsaidthat the Scotch thistle was the only one that drooped (Carduus nutans); and, finally, Sir William Drum- mond maintained that no particular thistle, but any thistle the poet or painter chose, was the national flower of Scotland. Whether it was a thistle armed with spines or not was contested, and this induced Dr. Johnston to seek a solution by an ex- amination of the figures impressed on the money of the kings of Scotland. " Now, the first who so marked his money was James V., and on the coins of. Fig. 95.—Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans).. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Cooke, M. C. (Mordecai Cubitt), b. 1825. London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; New York, E. & J. B. Young

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