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Marcus E. Jones

Paul George Russell

The Botanist Entrepreneur #OTD  On this day, April 25, 1852, botanist Marcus Jones was born.   His mom loved plants and every day she sent Marcus to gather fresh flowers to display on the family’s mantle. This daily chore was the beginning of his passion for botany.   He won national recognition for his work…

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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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