Charles Plumier

God’s Tears Today is the birthday of the French priest and botanist Charles Plumier. He was born in Marseille. Regarded as one of the most important botanical explorers of his time, Plumier served as a botanist to King Louis XIV of France, and he traveled many times to the New World documenting many plant and…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the French botanist and explorer who christened the Begonia, the Magnolia, and the Fuchsia. We’ll also learn about one of the best and earliest botanical collectors and artists in Holland – and she was a woman to boot. We celebrate the American naturalist born into one of our country’s botanical founding families.…

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