Punch,  31 (1856), 168.

A Wonderful Plant



News-Commentary, Drollery


Botany, Natural History, Physiology, Invention

    Discusses the excitement caused among the 'fair sex' by an advertisement in The Times for a 'Creosoting Plant'. Speculates on the botanical classification, the creosote-production mechanism, flowering characteristics, and odour of the plant. Imagines that the advertiser must have been 'Driven almost frantic' by questions regarding the plant's characteristics.

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