Volume 18 – Issue 2 (Jun 1953)

Taxonomy of Scrophularia Marilandica L. and S. Lanceolata Pursh

Upon superficial examination S. marilandica L. and S. lanceolata Pursh bear marked resemblances thus causing confusion of these two species of plants for many years during the early development of botany in this country. Along with the confusing of the two species was an inevitable confusing of their names. At present the late blooming species bears the name S. marilandica L. and the early blooming species S. lanceolata Pursh. This paper deals with the series of events leading up to the present classification.

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The Violaceae in Western Pennsylvania

The violets are among our most showy spring flowers, but because of minute differences, and hybridization among the species, they have always been difficult for amateurs to determine. It is hoped that the present article, with keys, and brief descriptions giving mainly the important differences, will be helpful to all interested in the violets of our region.

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