Lady Joan Margaret Legge

Valley of Flowers The English botanist Lady Joan Margaret Legge (“LAY-gee”) died after she slipped and fell while collecting samples in the Western Himalayas at Valley of Flowers in India. When she died, Lady Joan was 54 years old and unmarried, and the youngest daughter of the sixth Earl of Dartmouth. In addition to enjoying…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate what I’m calling Dependence Day for Gardeners. We’ll also learn about the gutta-percha pioneer – it’s a fascinating story. We celebrate the California botanist who is remembered with a plant name and the name of a Canyon – and she was a tremendous conservationist. We also celebrate a botanist who is a…

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