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To Gardeners’ Chronicle   21 November [1855]


Sends final results of his experiments on the vitality of various kinds of seeds immersed in sea-water. Corrects a false assumption he made in an earlier letter [1684] that plants with ripe seeds would float for some weeks. Now finds that they sink within a month. Since all the seeds he tried sank in sea-water, his experiments are of little or no use "in regard to the distribution of plants by drifting of their seeds across the sea".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Gardeners’ Chronicle
Date:  21 Nov [1855]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette, no. 47, 24 November 1855, p. 773
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1783
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