Bernard de Jussieu

The Natural Taxonomist November 6, 1777   Today is the anniversary of the death of the French naturalist and botanist Bernard Jussieu. We remember Bernard for developing the first natural classification of flowering plants. And although both Bernard and his brother Antoine were botany professors in Paris, Bernard was the stronger botanist, and there’s a…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a son of France who developed the first natural classification of flowering plants. We’ll also learn about the young female garden writer who teamed up with an Australian botanical illustrator and turned out some fabulous garden classics. We salute the English Poet Laureate who wrote inspiringly about gardens. We Grow That Garden…

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Bernard de Jussieu

Developer of the First Natural Classification of Plants Today is the anniversary of the death of the French naturalist and botanist Bernard de Jussieu who died on this day in 1777. Jussieu was a French botanist who developed the first natural classification of flowering plants. Today, there’s a metro station near the botanical garden in…

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