Sends specimen of Gilia aggregata and will try to get Phlox subulata.
Feb. 6, 1877
Specimens in herb. glued down hard to detach & present satisfactorily. And I have lately culled out & sent away superfluous sheets from herb. in Polemoniaceæ But I send you a little of Gilia pulchella = aggregata. Under some of its names seeds are to be had. Get & raise various lots.
It is because Phlox subulata is a common plant that I cant help you. much Common plants always get sparingly into herbaria. But I can fish up some flowers & buds for you.
Note that long stamens do not go with short styles & vice versa.—
A hasty line—being post-day.
You have not sent me title page & preface to Orchid-book. Rest of sheets complete.
In haste | Ever Yours | Asa Gray
Dont hesitate to ask every thing of me, tho. you get little.