Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Joseph Andrews Dandelion

I went to meet Dr Mark Spencer at the Natural History Museum in London the other day (for a different project about invasive plants) and while he was showing me some very old specimens in their collection I spotted a dandelion. It was collected by Joseph Andrews of Sudbury and it's dated 1743 and labeled as Leontodon Taraxacum the old Latin name for the flower.