Robert Morison

The Fruit Structure Taxonomist November 10, 1683 Today is the anniversary of the death of the 17th-century Scottish botanist Robert Morison. A contemporary of the English naturalist and writer, John Ray, Robert helped to devise the modern system of plant classification by relying mainly on the structure of a plant’s fruits for classification. After fighting…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate a 17th-century Scottish botanist who used the structure of a plant’s fruits for classification. We’ll also learn about a mobster florist killed while working with his Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema grandiflora). We salute the American author and clergyman who gave us an epic gardener’s quote about spring. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a…

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