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From S. B. Herrick   12 February 1876


Inquires whether insectivorous habit in plants supplements or replaces the normal method of plant nutrition.

Author:  Sophie McIlvaine Bledsoe (Sophie) (Bledsoe) Herrick
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10390

To S. B. Herrick   6 March 1876


CD came to believe Drosera drew its nourishment from insects because it grows where no other plants survive. Doubts glands are modified stomata.

Suggests works by Grönland and Trécul.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Sophie McIlvaine Bledsoe (Sophie) (Bledsoe) Herrick
Date:  6 Mar 1876
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 61 MSS 3361-a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10415
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