Joseph Henry Maiden

Joseph Henry Maiden

Wattle Day November 16, 1925 Today is the anniversary of the death of the botanist Joseph Henry Maiden. Born in London, Joseph immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, hoping that the climate would improve his health. Joseph quickly landed a job as a museum curator in Sydney, and he also married a local woman named…

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November 16, 2020 Denys Zirngiebel, Joseph Henry Maiden, Albert Francis Blakeslee, Donald Peattie, The Gardens of Bunny Mellon by Linda Jane Holden, and Elizabeth Fox

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Today we celebrate the man known as the “Pansy King.” We’ll also learn about the Anglo-Australian botanist who first described much of the Eucalyptus genus. We remember the American botanist who had a favorite plant he liked to use in the study of heredity – and it wasn’t peas. We salute one of America’s most…

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