Nahant Public Library

Florence Johnson Herbarium

Daucus carota
Detail from: Daucus carota
The Florence Johnson Herbarium contains pressed plants gathered by Nahant grade school teacher Florence “Miss Flossie” Johnson and her pupils. Ms. Johnson taught from 1881 to 1927. Most notable are the specimens stamped “Mass Horticultural Soc., Boston, Nov. 26, 1897.” These were entered into the Horticultural Society’s exhibition, winning a prize of $6 for being “most remarkable, both in point of numbers [184] and the quality of the mounting,” according to the Society’s booklet for that year. This collection, for years stored out of public view, can once again be appreciated for its information and its artistry.

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