How to Collect and Press Plants

While he was a teacher at the Salt Lake Academy in 1885, Jones wrote this short article for the school’s small publication, Agassiz Notes. Intended for amateur botanists and students of the Academy, Jones explains the equipment and procedure necessary for the collection of quality specimens. He is quick to emphasize that the responsible botanist should “never pass by a plant however poor or imperfect it may be,” and goes on to explain the proper techniques for the collection, pressing, study, and storage of specimens. Though offered as a guide by Jones, this article provides some insight into Jones’ process in the compilation of his own herbarium.


How to Collect and Press Plants

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Lisa Gluckstein,
Jan 11, 2013, 4:33 PM