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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