From Lucy Caroline Wedgwood [April–May 1865?]1
Leith Hill Place, | Dorking.
Dear Uncle Charles
I looked at 3 or 4 bunches of oxlips this morning.
We commonly find them either in shady hedge-banks, or else in the woods, where primroses grow;— I think never in the open fields with cowslips.2
In one case there were 8 or 10 plants growing in a group (some very small), but no primrose or cowslips anywhere near (tho in a primrosy wood) The others were mostly single plants or 2 together—none with primroses or cowslips very near.—3
Yr. affte. niece L C Wedgwood
Observations for CD on oxlips, which she finds never grow near cowslips or primroses.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4370,” accessed on 21 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4370