RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1872.04.19. Mr Stevens sent me a stalk of a Hyacinth. CUL-DAR193.13. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 8.2022. RN1

NOTE: See record in the Darwin Online manuscript catalogue, enter its Identifier here. Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin. The volume CUL-DAR193 contains notes for Darwin's book Variation under domestication (1865-75).


April 19/72/ Mr Stevens sent me a stalk of a Hyacinth grown near London; [2 words illeg] which had thrown up 3 flower-stem; one with fine blue flowers; one with fine red; & the threads with some flowers blue on one side & some red on the others. What is more curious, several of the flowersin one side of turf bed some of the separate petals longitudinally striped with blue & red.—

(Case like [illeg]-gilliflower &c &c)

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