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Viola palustris
Common Name: Marsh Violet
Date Made/Found: 1803
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: x1965.1565
This specimen of marsh violet was found in Crookesmoor, near to Weston Park Museum in 1803 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, thrives in meadows near rivers and today is mostly found in the Peak district, which tells us just how rural the area around Weston Park Museum in the early 19th century.
Display Location: In Store
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