Lastrea dilatata (now Dryopteris dilitata)

Lastrea dilatata (now Dryopteris dilitata)

Mosses and ferns were popular during the nineteenth century, and became increasingly sought after following the publication of Thomas Moore’s work in 1855. Moore’s book was ‘nature-printed’, a technique which involved applying ink to the actual plant specimen, which was then passed through a press with the paper.Illustration - Lastrea dilatata (now Dryopteris dilitata) from Moore’s The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland.

Related links from Kew

See your favourite reasons to visit