MICROGLOSSA ALBESCENS (_syn Aster albescens_ and _A.

cabulicus_).--Himalayas, 1842. This member of the Compositae family is a

much-branched shrub, with grayish lanceolate foliage, and clusters of

flowers about 6 inches in diameter, and of a bluish or mauve colour. It

is a native of Nepaul, and, with the protection of a wall, perfectly

hardy around London.