Anas Bahamensis rostro plumbeo, macula Aurantii coloris: The Ilathera
This is somewhat less than the common tame Duck. The Bill is dusky
blue, except on each side of the upper Mandible: next the Head is
an Orange-colour'd triangular Spot; the Throat and all the fore
part of the Neck, to the Eyes, is white: the upper part of the Head
is of a mixed gray, inclining to yellow; as is the Back and the
Belly: the upper part of the Wing and Quill-feathers are dark brown;
in the middle of the Wing is a Row of green Feathers as in the common
Teal, bordered towards the Quill-ends with yellow, and their ends
black; below which, and next to the Quill-feathers, is a Row of
yellow Feathers. The Feet are of a Lead-colour.
These Birds frequent the Bahama Islands, but are not numerous,
I never having seen but one, which was a Drake.
Chrysanthemum Bermudense Leucoji, foliis virentibus crassis.
This Plant grows on Rocks on the Sea-Shores of most of the Bahama-Islands.
It grows usually to the Height of 4 or 5 Feet, with many pliant
green Stems arising from the Root; the Leaves are long, increasing
in width gradually to the End; and in Form resembling the Leaves
of the Stock Gilly-flower; they are thick, succulent and of a shining
Green, standing opposite to one another. The Flowers grow singly
at the Ends of the Branches, on Foot-stalks of four inches long.