Mathias de l’Obel

Mathias de l'Obel

Lovely Lobelia March 3, 1616 Today is the birthday of the  Flemish physician and botanist Mathias de l’Obel (“ma-TEE-us dew Lew-bell”). Mathias practiced medicine in England. And among his accomplishments, Mathias was the first botanist to recognize the difference between monocots and dicots. Today we remember Mathias de l’Obel (“LEW-bell”) with the Lobelia plant. Before…

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