Painting of the Franklinia alatamaha, 1788
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North America
William Bartram (Attributed)
Pen and ink on paper, with watercolors;
Natural History Museum (London)
The Franklinia alatamaha, named by William Bartram for his and his father's good friend, is a small, slender tree that bears fragrant white blossoms in midsummer. Now extinct in its native habitat, it survives through the descendants of specimens brought back to Philadelphia by the Bartrams. An image can also be found here.
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