Gaspard Bauhin

The Many Uses of Rutabaga Today is the 460th birthday of the Swiss botanist Gaspard Bauhin. Gaspard spent his life classifying plants, and he ordered plants in a way that’s familiar to us today – using binomial names, one name for the genus, and one name for the species. Gaspard was also the first to…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the German botanist who’s 1542 book is one of the most historically significant works of all time and the birthday of a man who discovered the rutabaga. We’ll learn about the man known as “The Father of English Botany” and the man known as the “Father of American Horticulture.” Today’s Unearthed Words…

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