Delayed Gratification: Pursuing Botany in Retirement

George Dexter Butler

“Seeing that Flora made him realize that his time to pursue botany had come.  George quickly made up for lost time and collected in every direction.” October 3, 1910 On this day, the botanist George Dexter Butler died. George was born in 1850 in Grundy County, Illinois. He grew up in Iowa. Like many, he…

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