|Colonel William Paterson, 1799; artist William Owen.|
Courtesy Art Gallery of New South Wales.
|Twining Fringe-lily Thysanotus patersonii Family Anthericaceae, Canberra.|
This is one of my favourite spring flowers around here, named for Paterson in 1810,
the year of his death, by fellow Scot, the great botanist Robert Brown.
|Patersonia glabrata, Ulladulla, New South Wales.|
In 1807 Robert Brown (see previous caption too), named this lovely and
widespread iris genus for Paterson.
|Patersonia occidentalis, Bee-keepers Nature Reserve, Western Australia.|
This is the only western member of the genus.