Himalayan plants grown from seed collected by Edinburgh Bot' Garden!

I STRONGLY CONTEST THAT COLLECTING SEED IN THE HIMALAYA DOES NOT DAMAGE THE ENVIRONMENT (UNLESS IT IS DONE IN AN IRRESPONSIBLE WAY) BUT IF, ACCORDING TO NAVIN SINGH KHADKA OF THE BBC (AND ENDORSED BY DR WATSON OF EDINBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN) IT DOES, THEN WHY IS IT OK FOR EDINBURGH TO COLLECT SEED?  I CAN ASSURE YOU I AM AS EXPERIENCED & RESPONSIBLE AS ANY MEMBER OF EDINBURGH, KEW OR ANY OTHER BOTANIC GARDEN STAFF. THE IMAGES BELOW ARE OF HIMALAYAN SPECIES RAISED FROM SEED GATHERED DURING EDINBURGH EXPEDITIONS TO THE HIMALAYA (SEED BELOW FOR A LIST OF POST WORLD WAR II EXPEDITIONS THEY HAVE MOUNTED) GROWN IN PRIVATE GARDENS:

Potentilla eriocarpa EMAK (Edinburgh Botanical Garden Expedition to Makalu, East Nepal) 441 (Grown and photographed by Phillip Harris near York)


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