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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Botany and Plant Form

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Botany and Plant Form.

Every Friday morning at 11 o'clock, students who are working in Stage V. will attend a short lecture on Botanical Drawing and Plant Form as applied to Art. Fresh specimens of a plant then in flower will be supplied at each lecture for the use of students; it will be drawn in detail on the blackboard; its botanical characteristics pointed out, with suggestions for ornamental arrangement.

The position of the plant in the vegetable kingdom.
The stem; its form and branching.
Form of the leaves; the stalk and its insertion, stipules, spines and tendrils.
The leaf and flower bud.
The fully expanded flower and its parts; the fruit.
The plant applied to design.