This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Catalogue by the editors of the Botanical Gazette and Charles Barnes, Lafayette, Indiana. Local catalogues are of great value. They not only aid the collector, but they serve very materially those who are studying the geography of plants; for we are not only able to judge of distributions as they are now, but by comparing them with lists that have been made in the past, we get an idea of the changes of location that are continually going on. It is chiefly through local lists like these that we have learned of late years that plants ; are almost as restless as man. They are continually on the move, and the very term " in- digenous" has to be limited to modern times.
According to this list there are now known as : indigenous to Indiana 1,432 species and 577 genera. Among some recently suggested changes here adopted, the critical botanist will notice his old friend the "Pearl Everlasting" Gnaph-alium, or Antennaria margaritacea, has been removed by Bentham and Hooker to Anaphalis. It is now Anaphalis margaritacea. This genus was made many years ago by De Candolle to cover a dozen or more of old time Gnaphaliums of the East Indies, and this change gives America a representative in this Indian family.