I was back in the US for the entire month of July, so I do not have any pictures of the Jardin des Plantes… 98 more words
The heart of any traditional botanic garden is an array of reference beds, stocked with systematically arranged plants. Since the earliest days of scientific study, comparing plants with their near relatives, to discover their distinctive features and confirm their identification, has been essential to the teaching of botany. 288 more words
This large bronze statue is of Jean Baptiste Lamarck within Jardin des Plantes created by Leon Fagel in 1908.
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