Hooker had an enduring passion for plants and discovered many of the ones that grow in our gardens today.
These mini-greenhouses transformed the work of plant collectors world-wide!
Just like the names of people, plant names are quite diverse.
The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).
Botanical artists who traveled with explorers played a large part in documenting plant and animal specimens from newly discovered lands.
It became a symbol of the Spanish massacre, the red and the yellow representing the blood spilled on the gold the Spaniards seized.