Zaischxeria (Named After M. Zauschner An Amateur Bohemian Botanist), a brilliant flowering plant introduced from California more than 25 years ago, of which there is only one species, Z. Californica, and which has not yet received a common name. It belongs to the evening primrose family (onagracew), and is a perennial, with numerous stems 1 to 2 ft. high; its ovate or lanceolate leaves, with the rest of the plant, are softly downy; the flowers are sessile in the axils of the upper leaves, and form a kind of raceme; they ar"e about 2 in. long, and have a strong resemblance to those of the fuchsia, which belongs to the same family; the long calyx, situated at the top of the linear ovary, is four-lobed, and the corolla four-petalled, both being of the most brilliant scarlet; eight stamens and the long style project beyond the corolla. It is a very free bloomer, the flowers appearing in late summer and through the autumn. The seeds (generally kept in the seed stores) are each furnished with a tuft of silky hairs by which they are dispersed. It does not succeed in a wet soil, but in a dry and rather sandy one it is hardy near New York, as it is in New England if protected during winter.
Californian Zauschneria (Zauschneria Californica).