Having introduced a specimen of this fruit, together with the branches and leaves, at the late meeting of the American Pomological Society, held in Philadelphia, it may be proper to state what I know in relation to it. The origin of this plant appears to be unknown; it was found in the celebrated Botanic Garden at Berlin, and described by the German botanist Willdenow, in his enumeration of these plants, Berlin, 1811. In a catalogue of plants in the Jardin des Plants, Paris, 1802, four varieties appear, namely: Rubus caesius, R. fruticosus, R. scandens, R. saxatilis. As it is not described in Miller's Botanical Dictionary, London, 1807,1 conclude it was introduced into the Garden at Berlin subsequently to 1802; and it is very singular that the origin of a plant so beautiful, and with so many distinctive qualities, should be involved in obscurity, and the value and quality of its fruit remain almost unknown until the present time.

I find it in the catalogue of Wm. R. Prince, Flushing, 1844, as the "Parsley-leaved Blackberry - very curious," and in 1860, as "Parsley-leaved, or Late Prolific, large, sweet, aromatic flavor; ripens after Lawton; very productive, estimable, rare." To this description I would add, perfectly hardy, and does not cast its beautiful foliage until late in the winter. In Watson's "Dendrologia Britannica," London, 1825, a full botanical description may be found, with a colored plate of the plant and flower.

I am thus particular for the purpose of calling attention to this plant as a valuable addition to the amateur's fruit garden, and it may prove profitable to fruit-growers generally; but for the purpose of covering unsightly stone fences with beautiful foliage and sweet fruit, it will be invaluable. The berries are large, ripen nearly a month after the Lawton, and may be all gathered within two weeks; after which, as I have before stated, the trailing vines will retain their deep green foliage until winter. Mr. Thomas Hogg, of Yorkville, presented me with one dozen plants, which I put out in the open ground on 2d December, 1856; every plant survived the winter, and grew most rapidly the following season. In September, 1858, they produced a fine crop of fruit, and in the two succeeding years have been equally productive. In regard to the bc6t method of cultivation, and some peculiarities of the plant, I may trouble you with another communication. The photograph I send to you may not be as perfect as you would require for your engraver, but from your knowledge of the fruit, and skill in delineation, I should hope you would be able to furnish it in your next number.

[The honor of introducing this Blackberry belongs to Mr. Charles More, of Yorkville, N. Y., who imported it from Prance in 1842. In 1843 he gave us three plants of it, the old stools of which are still in vigorous condition. In 1844 it appeared in Mr. Prince's Catalogue, and subsequently we sent it to some friends in Boston and elsewhere. Mr. Hogg got it at an early period from Mr. Moree, and Mr. Lawton, some years later, as stated above, received it from Mr. Hogg. Mr. More, in the mean time, had been propagating and selling it, and has continued to do so up to the present time, there always having been some demand for it. Mr. Munson, of Astoria, who made such a fine show of the fruit at the Farmer's Club this fall, procured ,his plants of Mr. More, and has propagated it largely, as has also Mr. Hogg, Buchanan, Marx, etc. We first called public attention to it in Mr. Pardee's Strawberry Manual, published some years ago. The plant is quite ornamental, and deserves a place in the amateur's garden. It is well adapted for covering rock work and stone fences. When properly cultivated it yields a fair crop of fruit, juicy, very sweet, and of good flavor. It is a rampant grower, and if allowed to trail on the ground, will extend a distance of twenty feet or more.

Its hooked thorns are a terror to all who approach it; we think nobody would attempt to scale a wall covered with it Though its origin is not known, it is supposed to be a native of France. We shall be glad to have Mr. Lawton's article on its cultivation, to which we may probably add some suggestions of our own. - Ed].

RUBUs LACINIATUS.

RUBUs LACINIATUS.