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Posts tagged explorers

March 23, 2017

 

Engraving of Hooker by Charles Henry Jeens.

Joseph Dalton Hooker

Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.

March 16, 2017

 

Two distinct styles of Wardian cases.

Wardian Cases

These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!

March 2, 2017

 

Exterior of the Kew Botanical Gardens’ Palm House in London.

Plant Descriptors

Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.

February 2, 2017

 

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’.

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

January 8, 2009

 

Botanical Explorers

Botanical artists who traveled with explorers played a large part in documenting plant and animal specimens from newly discovered lands.

July 9, 2004

 

Marigolds

It became a symbol of the Spanish massacre, the red and the yellow representing the blood spilled on the gold the Spaniards seized.

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