Fwd: PBS website contact:19thC plantings of Herbertia lahue

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:20:44 PST
The following inquiry came through the PBS website. Can any of our 
Australian correspondents help Scott Hill with his questions? Please 
write directly to him at the address below.

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Subject: 	PBS website contact:///19thC/ plantings of Herbertia lahue
Date: 	11 Nov 2015 20:28:04 -0500, Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:28:03 -0500 (EST)
From: 	Apache <apache@http://www.ibiblio.org/>
Reply-To: 	Scott Hill <scotth@sydneylivingmuseums.com.au>
To: 	janemcgary@earthlink.net

This is a message from the PBS website for janemcgary.


By way of introduction I am the curator for Rouse Hill House and Elizabeth Farm, with Sydney Living Museums.
At Rouse Hill we have a large number of Herbertia lahue growing across a paddock, which likely seeded from the nearby 19th century garden and naturalised.
I am researching their history, and wonder if they could have been acquired as H. pulchella which I understand they were sometimes confused with. This means that references in 19th century lists could actually be for H. lahue.  I\'m wondering whether any of your members had a particular interest in the history of the introduction of bulbs to NSW and might have any insights, that you could put me in touch with? Also as to the early nomenclature of this species and whether it may have been sold as H. pulchella

Kind regards,
Scott Hill
Rouse Hill House & Farm

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