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Team member holds a specimen from the economic botany collection

Follow the Economic Botany team's blog to learn more about Kew's historic plant artefact collection.

This fascinating global collection includes around 85,000 artefacts including herbal medicines, food and fibres. The collection illustrates the extent of human use of plants around the world with a huge variety of objects ranging from paper to weapons and clothing to medicines.

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