Eliza Standerwick Gregory

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Eliza Standerwick Gregory
Born 6 December 1840
Thraxton, Northamptonshire
Died 22 March 1932
Known for violets

Eliza Standerwick Gregory or Eliza Standerwick Barnes (6 December 1840 – 22 March 1932) was a British botanist.


Eliza Standerwick Barnes was born in Thraxton in Northamptonshire in 1840. She was always interested in botany but she did not became a published botanist until she was older at the age of 64. Her special knowledge was of violets and she published a monograph in 1912. Her botanical abbreviation is from her married name and is "Greg."[1] She published several times in the Journal of Botany.

Gregory is credited with the discovery of the Cornish fumitory, Fumaria occidentalis. She reported that she found it on the edge of a wood at Lelant.[2]

Gregory died in Weston-super-Mare. Her herbarium is in the Natural History Museum.[3] It includes samples from southern England and from Northern Ireland.[1]


  1. ^ a b Eliza Standerwick Gregory née BARNES, herbariaunited.org, retrieved 10 March 2014
  2. ^ according to F. Hamilton Davey's Flora of Cornwall (1909)
  3. ^ Ellwood, Ray Desmond ; with the assistance of Christine (1994). Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturalists : including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers ([Rev. and updated ed.]. ed.). London: Taylor & Francis. p. 296. ISBN 0850668433. 
  4. ^ IPNI.  Greg.