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Moenchia erecta
Date Made/Found: 1798
Donor: Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society , 1822 - 1932
Previous owner: Previously owned by Jonathan Salt , 1759 - 1815
Place Object Found: Crookesmoor
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: x1965.1623
This specimen of chickweed was found in Crookesmoor, near to Weston Park Museum in 1798 by the naturalist Jonathon Salt. Salt's herbarium is an extremely important collection, as it can tell us a lot about the local environment prior to industrialisation. This species is normally found in pasture and today is a mostly southern species and relatively scarce in the north of England. It is an indicator of just how rural the area around Weston Park Museum in the early 19th century.
Display Location: In Store
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