Six Favorite Plants Named for People – and Some May Surprise You

Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna

“Wisteria is named in honor of Caspar Wistar, (“Wiss-Star”) a distinguished physician, and scientist of Philadelphia. Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist, discovered the plant known as fuchsia, while William Forsyth, a Scotch botanist, is responsible for the name of forsythia.” August 1, 1950  The Ithaca Journal out of Ithaca, New York, published a question from…

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