Catalog of Seeds and Hardy Plants with Instructions for Sowing and Planting by John Webb, 1760, London

Catalog of Seeds and Hardy Plants with Instructions for Sowing and Planting



 


The American Iris listed here is but one of a number of American plants included in this English catalog, the oldest item in the collection. These plants attest to the dedicated plant and seed collecting that had been going on in this country for over 100 years. Both visiting English botanists and American agents such as William and John Bartram collected seeds and specimens for botanical gardens, seed merchants and private estates in England.