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Science Seminar: Darwin’s Passion for Plants (January 22, 2021)
Robbin C. Moran
After On the Origin of Species was first published in 1859, Charles Darwin wrote six books completely dedicated to plants. This online talk briefly describes what each book contains and how they were relevant to Darwin’s studies of evolution.
Did you know that Darwin was the first person to demonstrate that some plants attract, trap, and digest insects? NYBG Curator Emeritus Robbin Moran, Ph.D., who has studied Darwin’s life and work for decades, discusses the ways in which plants played a crucial role in the great scientist’s revolutionary theory of evolution.