Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Plant Lists - 1759 List of Moravian Brother Lung at Bethabra, North Carolina

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Plant Lists - 1759 List of Moravian Brother Lung at Bethabra, North Carolina

“Old World gardens in the New World: the gardens of the Moravian settlement of Bethabara in North Carolina, 1753-72” by Flora Ann L. Bynum, Journal of Garden History, 16/2 (1996), 70-86

The Upland Garden at Bethabara, laid out and planted by Bro. Lung, May 1, 1759 featured the following.

Botanical Name Common Name

Allium cepa   Onions

Allium sativum   Garlic

Anthriscus cerefolium Kerbel   (possibly chervil)

Apium graveolens, var. dulce   Celery

Armoracia rusticana   Horseradish

[Cochlearia armoracia]

Asparagus officinalis   Asparagus

Beta vulgaris   Mangolds   (beets)

Brassica oleracea, Botrytis group   Cauliflower

Brassica oleracea, Capitata group   Cabbage

Brassica oleracea, Gongyloces group   Kohlrabi

Capsicum annuum, Longum group   Spanish pepper; Chili and red

Cochlearia officinali  s Spoonwort, scurvy grass

Cornus sanguinea   Dogwood (blood-twig or European)

Cucumis melo, Reticulatus group   Melons

Cydonia oblonga   Quince

Daucus carota var. sativus   Carrots

Dianthus caryophyllus or D. plumarius hy.   Cloves

Humulus lupulus   Hops

Lactuca sativa   Lettuce

Lepidium sativum   Cress

Narcissus pseudonarcissus   Daffodils

Origanum majorana   Marjoram

[Majorana hortensis]

P crispum, var. tuberosum   Turnip-rooted parsley, Hamburg parsley

Pastinaca sativa   Parsnips

Petroselinum crispum   Parsley, curly

Phaseolus vulgaris   Black beans

Pisum sativum var. sativum   Sweet peas

Raphanus sativus   Radish

Ribes uva-crispa   Gooseberries

[R. grossularia]

Spinacia oleracea   Spinach

Syringa vulgaris   Lilacs

Thymus vulgaris   Thyme

Tropaeolum majus, T. minus   Nasturtium 'Kaper'

Valerianella   locusta

[V. olitoria] Field salad or corn salad
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