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Before Kermit, There Was Catesby

My devotion to Kermit has led to a love for frogs in print as well, from Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad books to Ken Kimura's 999 Frogs. And whenever I examine illustrated natural histories in the Rare Book Division where I work, I'm always on the lookout for Kermit's amphibious ancestors.Read More ›

William Curtis and "The Botanical Magazine, or, Flower-Garden Displayed"

The world's longest running botanical magazine was (eventually) named after its founder William Curtis (1746–1799), who was an English botanist and entomologist. From 1771 to 1777 Curtis worked as demonstrator of plants and Praefectus Horti at the Chelsea Physic Garden, which was established a century earlier by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. Read More ›

New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through November 19, 2013

PP24029 - Cordyline plant named 'Can Can'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of November 5, 12 and 19, 2013.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through October 29, 2013

PP23984 - Escallonia plant named 'Lades'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of October 15, 22 and 29, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these—they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through October 8, 2013

PP23981 - Verbascum plant named 'Blue Lagoon'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of October 1 and 8, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through September 24, 2013

PP23931 - Canna plant named 'Maui Punch'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of September 17 and 24, 2013.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through September 10, 2013

PP23883 - Peach tree named 'NJ355'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of August 20, 27 and September 3 and 10, 2013.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through August 13, 2013

PP23819 - Echinacea plant named 'Red Baron'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of July 30 and August 6 and 13, 2013.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through July 23, 2013

PP23754 - Calla lily plant named 'Solid Gold BLZ'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of July 9, 16 and 23 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these—they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, please 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through July 2, 2013

PP23699 - Eucomis plant named 'EUW061'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of June 18, 25, and July 2, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these—they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, please enjoy!

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through June 11, 2013

PP23627 - Echinacea plant named 'Secret Joy'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of May 21 and 28 and June 4 and 11, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through May 14, 2013

PP23586 - Coleus plant named 'UF08174'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of April 23, 30, and May 7 and 14, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these—they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, please 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through April 16, 2013

PP23541 - Chrysanthemum plant named 'Symarj Col'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of April 2, 9, and 16, 2013.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through March 26, 2013

PP23492 - Delosperma plant named 'Jewel of Desert Topaz'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

As before, please be careful in using these — they're really not appropriate to use for prior art or other similar searches. Otherwise, please 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through February 26, 2013

PP23433 - Gerbera plant named 'UFGE 7034'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of February 12, 19 and 26, 2013.

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Vegetable Drolleries

Revolt at the Salad BarHave you seen the Library's long-running exhibition "Lunch Hour" yet? If not, this is your last chance, for it closes on Sunday, February 17. To whet your appetite, I'd like to present a delightful volume that was recently added to the Spencer Collection.

The work is Drôleries végétales (Vegetable Drolleries), also known as L'Empire des 

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through February 5, 2013

PP23359 - Mandarin tree named '950'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of January 22, 29 and February 5, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through January 15, 2013

PP23298 - Dahlia plant named 'HDW79'Happy New Year! Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of January 1, 8 and 15, 2013.

Plant Patent plates for 2012 and 2013 have been listed, with links, in the table posted here.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through December 25, 2012

PP23250 - Centaurea plant named 'Black Sprite'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of December 11, 18 and 25, 2012.

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New Plant Patent Color Images at SIBL: Through December 4, 2012

PP23193 - Pineapple plant named 'Franklynn'Here are scans of the color plates of U.S. Plant Patents received at SIBL for the weeks of November 20, 27 and December 4, 2012.

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