- Cheddar pinks (a member of the carnation family)
- Mock Orange
- Bee balm
#OTD On this day, in 1805, Meriwether Lewis was just one day away from reaching the Great Falls of Missouri.
He wrote his own brief description of a species that was previously unknown to science.
"The narrow leafed cottonwood grows here in common with the other species of the same tree with a broad leaf."
Wonder if he saw all the cottonwood seeds floating through the air...
Just as the butterfly, child of an hour,Flutters about in the light of the sun,Wandering wayward from flower to flower,Sipping the honey from all, one by one
;So does the fanciful verse I've createdLove amongst the experts in Science to roam,Drinking their spirit without being sated,Bringing the sweets of their intellect home.
#OTD It was on this day, in 1948, that the Michigan Botanical Club adopted its name.
- The Michigan Association for Native Plants Protection
- The Michigan Wildflower Association
- The Michigan Native Plant Society
- The Michigan Botanical Club
#OTD And it was on this day in 1918 that the botanist Frank Nicholas Meyer was buried in Shanghai.
Here are some short sayings about June:
"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."
- Bern Williams"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
- Al Bernstein"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
- Gertrude Jekyll, On Gardening"June is bustin' out all over."
- Oscar Hammerstein II, 1945
"Banks provided a marvelous illustration of how science and the British Empire grew rich and powerful together."
Fara reveals how Enlightenment botany, under the veil of rationality, manifested a drive to conquer, subdue, and deflower―all in the name of British empire.
Linnaeus trained his traveling disciples in a double mission―to bring back specimens for the benefit of the Swedish economy and to spread the gospel of Linnaean taxonomy.
Based in London at the hub of an international exchange and correspondence network, Banks ensured that Linnaeus's ideas became established throughout the world. As the president of the Royal Society for more than forty years, Banks revolutionized British science, and his innovations placed science at the heart of trade and politics. He made it a policy to collect and control resources not only for the sake of knowledge but also for the advancement of the empire.
Although Linnaeus is often celebrated as modern botany's true founder, Banks has had a greater long-term impact.
It was Banks who ensured that science and imperialism flourished together, and it was he who first forged the interdependent relationship between scientific inquiry and the state that endures to this day.
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