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mesostic herbarium plant labels

The mesostic name poem was first adopted by Alec Finlay in 2002. These poems are composed using one rule: “choose a plant: its name gives a stem; now compose a poem, one word per line”.

Realised as plant labels, they have always been popular with collectors and nature lovers. 

Alec Finlay's poetic plant labels can be ordered directly from Studio Alec Finlay by sending an email to: info [at]

Please include the title, quantity, and your name and billing/delivery address in the email. We will then send you an invoice (including postage) with payment details; once payment has been received, we will dispatch your order.

Please note, only a limited number of each label is currently available.


Mesostic Herbarium Plant Label 

engraved plastic
10.2 x 6.3cm
£15 (inc VAT) + p&p

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