Remembering Liverwort Botanist Amy Hodgson and Her Floral Dress Photo

Eliza Amy Hodgson Headshot

“Long ago, herbalists likely thought one of the liverworts resembled a liver – and so used it as a medicine for liver ailments. Thus, the word liverwort means a ‘liver-like small plant.'” January 7, 1983  On this day, the New Zealand botanist Eliza Amy Hodgson died. She was known by her middle name, Amy.  …

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January 7, 2020 Blue in the Garden for 2020, Paris in Bloom, George Clifford III, Mary Somerset, David Landreth, Ignatz Urban, January Rhymes, The Essential Earthman by Henry Clay Mitchell, S-Hooks, and Eliza Amy Hodgson

20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the wealthy Dutch banker who bought enough plants to fill a book for a young Carl Linnaeus and a royal gardener who is an ancestor of Princess Diana. We’ll learn about the man who started the first seed company in America and the German botanist buried in the Botanical Garden he curated…

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