The specimens are hand annotated with the Latin names as follows with some numbers possibly being the dates found such as ’71 and ’75:
1) hedera helix caprifoliaceae sierra (English Ivy)
2) heliotropium europaeum (European heliotrope or European turn-sole.)
3) echium plantagineum (Purple viper’s-bugloss or Paterson’s curse)
4) symphoricarpus racemosus caprifoliaceae (Snowberry, waxberry or ghostberry)
5) symphoricarpus mexicana caprifoliaceae (desert snowberry?)
Flower and plant collecting was popular in the mid-Victorian period especially with albums containing botanical specimens from flowers to seaweed and algae specimens.
An enduringly romantic example of collecting in the nineteenth century; wonderfully original and beautifully undisturbed.