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Ruskin John (1819-1900)
Flower studies: larch rose.
Studies of Larch Buds
These appear to be the young female buds (developing cones) of the deciduous European Larch (Larix decidua Miller; syn. L. europea), a deciduous member of the Pine family (Pinaceae), which grows in the mountains of northern Europe and has been widely planted elsewhere. The female buds of this tree are usually described as being 'reddish‘, as in RF 1265, rather than 'purple‘, as described above by Ruskin, although the male buds may have a purple tinge.