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Date Made/Found: June 1794
Donor: Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society , 1822 - 1932
Previous owner: Jonathan Salt , 1759 - 1815
Place Object Found: Doncaster Race Ground
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: x1967.37
This specimen of marshwort was found at Doncaster Race Course in 1794 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, which as the name suggests, thrives in boggy ground, tells us that the area around Doncaster Race Ground was a marsh at the end of the 18th century.
Display Location: In Store
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