Botany Virginia Monticello
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Scope and Contents Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton, professor of botany and natural history at University of Pennsylvania, and Samuel Latham Mitchill, physician-naturalist and Congressman, both lauded Jefferson for his passion for and contribution to the science of botany. Barton honored him by naming the twinleaf plant Jeffersonia dyphylla (in the Linnaean nomenclature, introduced in 1753, that Jefferson so admired).
Dates: E332.2 .A5 1992A
Scope and Contents Although Jefferson only dabbled in botany and never thoroughly explored the wild plants of Monticello, Thomas Mann Randolph as well as Francis Walker Gilmer, Dr. Benjamin Smith Barton, and the Abbé Correa were all skilled in the science and frequented Monticello. John Bradbury, a British botanist working for the Liverpool Botanic Garden, came to Monticello in 1809 to study American plants and found new and unusual species. He identified Cypripedia (Lady’s Slippers), orchidea ("Heleborine"),...
Dates: E332.2 .A5 1981A