The Plant Thief: Sir John Richardson

Sir John Richardson - young man

“There was a standing joke that Sir John, ‘never left a garden empty-handed, and that evening he carried off a plant of Forget-me-not’.” June 5, 1865 On this day, the Scottish explorer and botanist Sir John Richardson died. During his very active life, he participated in the unsuccessful search for his friend Sir John Franklin,…

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