From Lachlan Fraser   6 November 1875


6th Nov 1875

Dear Sir

I take the liberty of enclosing you a flower of a plant which came up in my yard, and would be obliged if you would inform me of its name and properties — I observed it a few months ago, coming from under the end of log of wood, which supports an iron water tank, and being struck with its peculiar appearance, allowed it to grow, that I might see what it would come to.

Of course, in my comparative ignorance, I may be giving unnecessary trouble, but as I cannot ascertain what the plant is, I will be greatly obliged, if you will kindly inform me.

Yours truly

L. Fraser

Bank of Victoria



Dr Mueller

Government Botanist



Please cite as “FVM-75-11-06,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 10 August 2022,