Platystemon Californicus. - It is a hardy annual, of considerable beauty, growing in any light, loamy soil, and readily increased by seeds, which it perfects freely in the open border.

It is one of the many interesting discoveries of Mr. Douglass, to whom our collections are indebted for its introduction.

Platystemon lineare. - Linear-leaved Platy mon. - One of the prettiest of all little annuals, with its gracaul cups of white and yellow, resembling those of a Ranunculus, but far more gay.

It is a native of California, where it was originally found by Douglass, who, however, sent home no seed.