From Asa Gray 6 February 1977
Feb. 6, 1877
Specimens in herb. glued down had 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.1 Under some of its names seeds are to be had. Get & raise various lots.
It is because Phlox subulata2 is a common plant that I can’t 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 style & vice versa.—
A hasty line—being post-day.
You have not sent me title page & preface to Orchid-book. Rest of sheets complete.3
In haste | Ever Yours | Asa Gray
Dont hesitate to ask every thing of me, tho, you get little.
Sends specimen of Gilia aggregata and will try to get Phlox subulata.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10830,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10830