Frutex Virginianus trifolius, Ulmi samaris; Banisteri.
These Trees usually grow to the Height of twelve or fifteen Feet
with a Trunk as big as one's Leg, having a pale greenish smooth
Bark. Its Leaves are trifoliate, set on long Footstalks. The Flowers
grow in spiked Bunches, many of them together, each Flower having
four white Petals, and are succeeded by Bunches or Clusters of Seeds.
These Trees grow on the upper Parts of the Savannah River
in Carolina, and no where that ever I saw in the lower inhabited
Parts of the Country.
Papilio Caudatus maximus, Carolinianus, Umbris striisque nigris.
The Body of this Butterfly has its Back black and Sides yellow,
the whole Length of it. The Ground of all the Wings is yellow; the
two fore Wings have their upper Margins verged with black, besides
other Marks of Black. The lower Parts of the four Wings are deeply
verged with black, through which in the upper Wings run a Row of
yellow Spots: From the lower Part of the two under Wings shoot forth
two Tails. These Butterflies are Inhabitants of Virginia