skip to content

Darwin Correspondence Project

From W. E. Darwin   2 August [1862]1


Aug 2.

My Dear Father,

I send off the 3 kinds of Lythrum, but I foolishly forgot moss, till I had not time to get any, so if they come withered I must send some more.2 I got these at a different place to the ones I had examined & I find the proportion of Mp’s much greater than before, at least 3 or 4 to 1 of either of the other, I only judge this from hunting about for Lps and Sps. the Mps seemed to grow in large clumps together.

CD annotations

1.1 I send … examined 1.3] crossed pencil


The year is established by the relationship to the letter from W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862.
See letter from W. E. Darwin, 1 August 1862. There is a note, dated ‘Aug 3d’, recording CD’s observations on specimens of the three forms of Lythrum salicaria sent from Southampton, in DAR 27.2 (ser. 2): 8.


Sends specimens of the three forms of Lythrum. Remarks on the numerical proportions of different forms.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Erasmus Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 162: 91
Physical description
inc ? †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3677,” accessed on 13 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10