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On the Trail of Twinflowers

Given that today marks the birthday of one of the most important naturalists in world history, Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778, also know as Carl von Linné or Carolus Linnaeus), the so-called “Pliny of the North”, “Flower King”, “Second Adam”, and perhaps most objectively “Father of Taxonomy”, I thought if would feature… 336 more words

History

Monochrome Madness May 19, 2015

The city of St. Louis had a significant early French influence and was named in honor of King Louis IX of France.  The statue below is a landmark located at the top of Art Hill in front of the city’s art museum.  206 more words

Birds or Bananas? Strelitzia, Musa, and Heliconia

Is it a bird or a banana? When it comes to Bird of Paradise, False Bird of Paradise, Parrot or Parakeet Flower, Macaw Flower, Crane Flower, Banana, Wild Banana, or Wild Plantain–it can be hard to tell which is which.  498 more words

Gardening

The brontosaurus is back! More than 100 years after killing the name, scientists are pushing to revive it

“Brontosaurus” was a household name, until dinosaur scientists ruled that the charismatic “thunder lizard” had been misnamed and should have been called apatosaurus all along. 778 more words

News

The Queen Protea

The Queen Proteahttps://frozenropephotography.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/01-02-beggin-original-version.mp3This plant has a very bold look to it.  It was named by Carl Linnaeus in 1735 after the Greek God Proteus who could change his form at will. 9 more words

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Stories of Gardenia

The intoxicating spicy scent of the gardenia flower will be forever synonymous with the word unique. This delicate, swirling, wax like flower is native to China and has been cultivated for more than 1,000 years. 2,277 more words

Serge Lutens

What's in a name?

There was a time when plant names were long-winded descriptions of a plant’s most notable features or vernacular monikers which might have only been recognized in a small geographic area. 1,457 more words

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