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In the Name of Plants: From Attenborough to Washington, the People behind Plant Names

by Sandra Knapp Author

Meet thirty plants and their famous namesakes. So many flowers, trees, and herbs we know were named after individuals, and botanist Sandra Knapp shares some of the most fascinating and inspiring stories. Vividly illustrated and spanning the world and history, this plant biography introduces us to heroic figures like Alice Eastwood, who saved specimens after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and more contemporary pop culture figures like Lady Gaga, who wore an alarming dress that inspired the name of a giant fern.