Linnean Society of London
LINNEAN SOCIETY OF LONDON
Arms : Per fesse, the chief per pale gules and vert, the base sable, on a fesse argent a hurt charged with an egg erect proper.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, Behind a mount in which vegetates the linnaea-borealis, the sun rising in splendour, all proper.
Supporters: On the dexter side a lion Or gorged with a linnaea-borealis proper, therefrom a shield pendent per pale wavy argent and ermine charged with a rose slipped gules and a thistle fesseways proper; and on the sinister side an eagle rising proper, gorged as the dexter therefrom a shield pendent argent charged with a trefoil slipped vert.
Motto: Naturae discere mores
The arms were officially granted in 1802.
We have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms.
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The colours and the egg are based on the arms of Linnaues (Carl von Linné), see below. The crest is the Linnea borealis, the favourite flower of Linnaeus.