Charles Theodore Mohr

‘Bama Botanist \Today is the anniversary of the death of botanist Charles Theodore Mohr. Although he was born in Germany and educated in Stuttgart, Charles became one of Alabama’s first botanists. He emigrated to the United States in 1848. A trained pharmacist, Charles traveled the world before settling in Alabama, and he especially enjoyed collecting…

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Today we celebrate one of Alabama’s first botanists and the poet who went by the pseudonym AE. We’ll also learn about Wood Expert and xylotomist (“xy·lot·o·mist”) who solved the crime of the century. We celebrate one of the 20th century’s leading landscape architects. We also celebrate the Dog Days of summer through poetry. We Grow…

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Charles Theodore Mohr

An Alabama Botanist #OTD Today is the anniversary of the death of botanist Charles Theodore Mohr who died on this day in 1901. Charles Mohr was one of Alabama’s first botanists. He was born in Germany and educated in Stuttgart – he was a trained pharmacist. Mohr traveled the world before settling in Alabama. He…

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The Daylilies are blooming their little hearts out right now. Daylilies are in the genus Hemerocallis which has about 15 species of daylilies. They are not part of the Lilium genus, which is the genus for true lilies. The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (Hemera) “day” and καλός (Kalos) “beautiful.” In China,…

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Charles Theodore Mohr

The First Botanist of Alabama   #OTD On this day in 1901, The botanist Charles Theodore Mohr wrote a letter expressing his relief at completing his major work – a book called Plant Life of Alabama. “With the completion of this life work, a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I feel…

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