This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Under this name, La Fontaine, an elegant French writer, refers to a climbing plant, which has "rosy flowers of the form of a fox-glove, " and in which flowers a beautiful insect is born with their blossoming, the insect at once dying on their decay. Can any of our readers say what plant is referred to under this name, and what foundation there may be for the entomological part of the story? Another French author refers to the "Persian Jasmine uniting with the Virginian to cover our arbors and embellish our groves".