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Appeal to identify ‘La Botaniste’ who slipped from history

“I think she clearly is a keen botanist because pressed in a number of the pages are wild flowers,” says Fiona, listing kidney vetch, cranesbill, louse wort and sow thistle, among others. “They’re wild flowers when you’re out on a botanising trip you would have picked up, identified with the help of the book and pressed.”

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