Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart

Father of Paleobotany Today is the anniversary of the death of the French botanist and the Father of Paleobotany; Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (“Bron-yahr”). Adolphe-Théodore and his wife had two sons, and when Adolphe-Théodore died, he died in the arms of his eldest son. As one of the most prominent botanists of the 19th century, Adolphe-Théodore worked…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a man who wrote one of the most influential herbals in history and the French botanist who created the modern strawberry. We’ll learn about the Father of Paleobotany and the sweet little Orchid known as the moccasin flower. Today’s Unearthed Words feature words about winter. We Grow That Garden Library™ with the…

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Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart

Father of Paleobotany Today is the birthday of the French botanist and the Father of Paleobotany Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart (“Bron-yahr”). Adolphe-Théodore was born in Paris. His father, Alexander, was a geologist. There’s no doubt his father’s work helped Adolphe-Théodore become a pioneer in the field of paleobotany. A paleobotanist is someone who works with fossil plants.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the Father of Paleobotany and the botanical illustrator honored by King Charles X. We’ll learn about the botanical painter who got sick of painting flowers (he’d painted 800 of them) and the botanical illustrator who worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and Kew Gardens. Today’s Unearthed Words feature the hidden (and often unappreciated)…

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