Punch,  44 (1863), 91.

Ennobled Vegetables and Plants



News-Commentary, Drollery


Horticulture, Breeding, Evolution, Language

    Reports that since the publication of Darwin 1859, 'Horticulturalists have been making rapid strides in the improvement of the races of vegetables and plants', as suggested by the names of plants published in the Gardener's Chronicle (the 'student parsnip' and 'pedigree wheat') and the possibility of a four-leaved shamrock. Goes on to discuss the ways in which flowers are named after celebrities.

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