The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

Toadflax – or not?

When Carl Linnaeus discovered the ”peloria” he touched momentarily on the idea that new species can arise in nature, as opposed to the then prevailing view that all species were created by God on a single occasion. He thought that ”peloria” was a new species that had arisen from toadflax, Linaria vulgaris.

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Tulipa sylvestris – Wild Tulip

The wild tulip is a botanical heritage from the time of Olof Rudbeck the elder. It has a lovely fragrance and blooms almost every year both in the Linnaeus Garden and at Linnaeus’ Hammarby.

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'Linnaeus’ Apple'

At Linnaeus’ Hammarby we grow about 30 varieties of fruit, mostly from the Mälaren valley. An exception is the variety ”Linnaeus’ Apple”, which was registered at the horticultural research stations of Alnarp and Balsgård under this name and is said to have come originally from Stenbrohult.