The well-known compact variety of mushroom-growers, with its white cap and dull purplish clay-coloured gills, is A.
The elongated cylindrical cones grow chiefly at the ends of the upper branches; they are purplish at first, but become afterwards green, and eventually light brown; their scales are slightly toothed at the extremity; they ripen in the autumn, but seldom discharge their seeds until the following spring.
The eggs, often six in number, are of a very pale blue marked with reddish or purplish brown.
The jalap plant has slender herbaceous twining stems, with alternately placed heart-shaped pointed leaves and salver-shaped deep purplish-pink flowers.
These are followed by the inflorescence, a fleshy spadix bearing in the lower part numerous closely crowded simple unisexual flowers and continued above into a purplish or yellowish appendage; the spadix is enveloped by a leafy spathe, constricted in the lower part to form a chamber, in which are the flowers.
Rosmarinifolia is remarkable for its very narrow leaves - purplish above, silvery beneath.
Pectinatus produces a purplish fruit resembling a gooseberry, which is very good eating; and the fleshy part of the stem itself, which is called cabeza del viego by the Mexicans, is eaten by them as a vegetable after removing the spines.
The large purplish Mecca or Bussorah galls, 14 produced on a species of oak by Cynips insana, Westw., have been regarded by many writers as the Dead Sea fruit, mad-apples (mala insana), or apples of Sodom (poma sodomitica), alluded to by Josephus and others, which, however, are stated by E.
It lays four or five eggs of a pale purplish buff, streaked and spotted with purplish red.
Long, purplish or green in the immature state, and dark brown when ripe, the scales somewhat more numerous, the bracts all shorter than the scales.
Wide, changing as it descends from green to purplish-grey and white.
Campanula Loreyi: hardy, i z ft., purplish-lilac or white.
Leptosiphon densiflorus: hardy in light soil, i ft., purplish or rosy-lilac.
Malope trifida: hardy, 3 ft., rich glossy purplish-crimson; showy.
Hesperis tristis (Night-scented Rocket): hardy, 3 ft., dull purplish; fragrant at night.
Wulfeniana, purplish-crimson; A.
Laxus, 2 ft., purplish-blue; A.
Australis is purplish-blue, B.
High, purplish-lilac, blooms in March.
C. pulla, 6 in., purplish, nodding, on slender erect stalks; C. turbinata, 9 in., purple, broad-belled; C. carpatica, i ft., blue, bfoad-belled; C. nobilis, 12 ft., long-belled, whitish or tinted with chocolate; C. persicifolia, 2 ft., a fine border plant, single or double, white or purple, blooming in July; and C. pyramidalis, 6 ft., blue or white, in tall branching spikes, are good and diverse.
C. bracteata, 9 in., has sulphur-coloured flowers in April, and C. nobilis, i ft., rich yellow, in May; C. solida, with purplish, and C. tuberosa, with white flowers, are pretty springflowering plants, 4 to 6 in.
Angustifolia, 3 to 4 ft., light purplish-rose, and E.
Manescavi, i to I z ft., has large purplish-red flowers in summer; E.
Asclepiadea, 18 in., purplish-blue, flowers in July.
Atrorubens, i ft., purplish-red; and H.
Matronalis, I to 2 ft., is the old garden Rocket, of which some double forms with white and purplish blossoms are amongst the choicest of border flowers.
Grandiflorus, 3 ft., has large rose-coloured flowers with purplish-crimson wings, in June; L.
Pycnostachya, 3 to 4 ft., all have rosy-purplish flowers.
P. Russelliana (lunariaefolia), 4 ft., yellow, and P. tuberosa, 3 ft., purplish-rose, both with downy hoary leaves, come in well in broad flower borders.
Arachnoideum, purplish, S.
Schafta, 6 in., purplish-rose, are also good kinds.
Aquilegifolium, 2 ft., purplish from the conspicuous stamens, the leave's glaucous, is a good border plant; and T.
There are several other species, some with purplish flowers.
Herbacea, of creeping habit, with purplish-blue flowers; V.
In colour the sides of the face are puce, and the neck and most of the body purplish, but the buttocks and upper part of both fore and hind limbs are transversely barred with black and white, while their lower portion is mainly white with black fetlock-rings, and in the front pair a vertical black stripe on the anterior surface.
Aspidistra lurida is a favourite pot-plant, bearing large green or white-striped leaves on an underground stem, and small dark purplish, cup-shaped flowers close to the ground.
Copper is a brilliant metal of a peculiar red colour which assumes a pinkish or yellowish tinge on a freshly fractured surface of the pure metal, and is purplish when the metal contains cuprous oxide.
To the unaided eye the disease is seen as purplish brown or blackish blotches of various sizes, at first on the tips and edges of the leaves, and ultimately upon the leaf-stalks and the larger stems. On gathering the foliage for examination, especially in humid weather, these dark blotches are seen to be putrid, and when the disease takes a bad form the dying leaves give out a highly offensive odour.
The purplish red of the sandstone at the base is finely modulated, through a pale pink in the second storey, to a dark orange at the summit, which harmonizes with the blue of an Indian sky.
The flowers are usually of a purplish colour, but are sometimes white, and the seeds, like the petals, vary in tint from dark violet to white.
The flowers are regular and rather showy, generally with three greenish sepals, followed in regular succession by three white or purplish petals, six to indefinite stamens and six to indefinite free carpels.