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Julia Morton

Julia Morton

The Queen of Poisonous Plants #OTD  On this day in 1912, author and botanist Julia Francis McHugh Morton was born.  A Fellow of the Linnean Society , Julia Morton was a popular expert and lecturer on plants. She was revered especially for her knowledge of plant medicine and toxicity. Known as the poison-plant lady, Morton worked to…

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April 25, 2019 A Botanist’s Hello, Zucchini Bread Day, President Truman, NPSOT, Gustavus Adolphus College, Marcus E. Jones, Julia Morton, Alice Tangerini, Windflowers, Agnes Falconer, Roger L. Williams, Garden Markers, and George H. Engleheart’s Daffodils

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Today I learned how botanists used to say “hello” to each other.   In the 1800’s and 1900’s, a common way for botanists to introduce themselves, often from the other side of the world, was to send each other plant specimens as the foundation for developing a relationship.   When it comes to friendship, plants…

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