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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Francis Darwin   [12 October 1876]

[Bassett, Southampton.]

I saw the notice about Empetrum.1 Emp. nigrum is the Crowberry. A trailing plant, with leaves very like a Heath; bears black berries— sure to grow high up on mountains of Wales.

C. D.

(I cannot understand how leaves in bud can act as fly-catchers.)

Footnotes

For the notice on Empetrum nigrum (the crowberry), see the letter from Francis Darwin, [after 8 October 1876] and n. 5.

Summary

Has seen notice on Empetrum but cannot understand how leaves in bud could act as fly-catchers.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10641
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Francis Darwin
Sent from
Bassett
Postmark
OC 12 76
Source of text
DAR 211: 18
Physical description
ApcS

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10641,” accessed on 7 March 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10641.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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