Herbarium of Bob Tagge, nr 89

Document ID: 
Coll. N0. 89
Date: 
3 june 1975
Herb. flower colour yellow. Plant larger than typical for this species?

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh possesses a large collection of plant specimens attributed to Bob Tagge. The so called "Herbarium of Bob Tagge" consists of more then 6000 specimens, collected between 1975 and 1982. The existence of this collection is a real enigma, as no futher proof exists Bob Tagge has ever visited Edinburgh, let alone produce an important body of work here. Also, in his correspondence with John Hope, first Regius Keeper of the RBGE, no references are made to this collection.

This early specimen is collected in june 1975. According to Bob this is Geum urbanum L. although there is a note made on the specimen by Edwards, dated 18/8/1983 that suggests this really is a hybrid.