Sunday, November 27, 2011

Redouté: De Candolle's Rose





This illustration by Redouté (1759-1840) shows Rosa candolleana elegans, De Candolle's rose. The rose's name is, I think, for Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Did he discover the rose? Or did someone name it for him? The HelpMeFind page notes that they'd like to find out about the parentage.

A few facts about Redouté

A few more facts about Redouté

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