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  • As, however, Miller had previously described it under the name orientalis, that one is adopted in accordance with the rule of priority, by which must be decided all such questions in nomenclature.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884

  • As a garden flower it may well be introduced into shrubberies, but as a border plant it cannot compete with its rival relation, the Hyacinthus orientalis, which is the parent of all the fine double and many coloured Hyacinths in which the florists have delighted for the last two centuries.

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • Somewhere around 7000 BCE or earlier the lentil began to be domesticated, the modern species of Lens culinaris most likely deriving from a wild progenitor Lens orientalis.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Despite its name, the London plane is actually a cross between the American sycamore ( Platanus occidentalis ) and the Oriental plane of central Asia ( Platanus orientalis ), first propagated at the Oxford Botanic Garden about 1670.

    The Roman Roots of Gotham's London Plane

  • Platanus orientalis was well known to the Romans—Pliny devoted several pages to it in his Natural History, claiming the tree grew best with wine "Thus we have taught even our trees to be wine drinkers".

    The Roman Roots of Gotham's London Plane

  • I noticed you featured helleborus orientalis ‘Blue Lady’ back in March 2008.

    March Bloom Day 2010 « Fairegarden

  • In addition, some 110 endemic species such as Acanthus hirsutus, Alkanna orientalis, Leontodon oxylepis, and Dianthus zederbauriana occur within the park.

    Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappodocia, Turkey

  • The 84 bird species currently identified in the core zone include one pair of Japanese golden eagles Aquila chrysaetos japonica, three nesting pairs of black woodpecker Dryocopus martius, both of which are designated as Natural Monument and Special Bird species due to their rarity, one pair of mountain hawk-eagle Spizaetus nipalensis orientalis, also a Special Bird species and the rare harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus.

    Shirakami-sanchi (Shirakami mountains), Japan

  • Other characteristic species of these well watered woods are the mandarin duck Aix galericulata, Scops owl Otus scops, Greater pied kingfisher Ceryle lugubris, ruddy kingfisher Halcyon coromanda, broadbilled roller Eurystomus orientalis, nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes and brown dipper Cinclus pallasii.

    Shirakami-sanchi (Shirakami mountains), Japan

  • Our H. orientalis is quite hardy here even when the blooms get hit with single digit temps they will pop back up again when the warmth returns.

    Bloom Day January 2009-Few But Faire « Fairegarden


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