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History & People

History & People

#plantlove: Kristine Paulus, Plant Records Manager

Posted in History & People

As part of #plantlove at NYBG, we're talking with people from all over the Garden about what inspires their passion for plants. Today, meet Kristine ... Read More

History & People

Late Bloomer: The Short, Prolific Career of Ynes Mexia

Posted in History & People

Ynes Mexia, a Mexican-American botanical collector and explorer who began her career in 1925, became the most accomplished female botanical collector of her time both ... Read More

History & People

The Amazing Feat of Jeanne Baret

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Baret was born in France in 1740. Her working-class parents taught her to identify plants for their healing properties, and she became an expert “herb ... Read More

History & People, Plant Science

Flashes in the Twilight

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

One evening as twilight settled over the garden of Hammarby, an idyllic farm near Uppsala in Sweden, a botanically inclined young lady noticed flashes of ... Read More

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