Lyster Hoxie Dewey field book

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This collection consists of one field book containing a list of botanical specimens collected by Lyster H. Dewey from 7 May 1894 to 31 October 1900 mainly in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC), Maryland, and Virginia, but also Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, and Georgia. Collector numbers 1-506 are included. Entries include taxonomic name and description of soil and surrounding environment, abundance, rarity, and commonality. A variety of specimens were collected, but two frequently collected genera include carex and panicum. Dewey collected in many different parts of Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

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  • Cyperaceae
  • Poaceae
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Sedges
  • Grasses


  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Michigan


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-026


1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library