Plant Explorers Ynes Mexia’s Adventures and Botanical Legacy

Ynes Mexia

“Once she realized such posterity was possible, it was almost as if Ynes was scrambling to ensure her legacy. Today, fifty species have been named in her honor.” May 24, 1870 On this day, the Mexican-American botanist Ynes Mexia, was born.   When researching Ynes, I learned she loved having plants named in her honor.…

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