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What's in Bloom: Ruby giant the mountains of southern Europe, it is named in honor of Muzo Giuseppe Spirito de Tommasini (1794-1879), a noted botanist from Trieste. Its flowers are smaller, but more profuse than the more commonly grown Dutch hybrid crocuses which can be readily...
Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...I asked myself who it could have been named for. The first thing that came to mind was David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist (1799-1834) that the Douglas Fir was named after. That turned out to be wrong.I knew that Richard Harris had mentioned...
Neighbors | 100 Anniversary
Green haze falls on Juneau

...abnormally high pollen count across the state."It's partially a reflection of the dry weather," said Mary Stensvold, botanist for the Alaska region of the Forest Service. "This is just the alder pollen, the spruce pollen will be coming out later...
What's in Bloom: Douglas' spiraea

...good plant for more natural areas as its somewhat course texture may not blend well with formal plantings. The specific epithet douglasii, honors Scottish botanist David Douglas, for whom many Western North American plants are named.
Oldest park ranger in US, 93, considers future

...wilderness along the Canadian border.For 20 years, he has been the ambassador, manager, accountant, anthropologist, botanist, historian, traffic cop, landscaper, handyman and rules enforcer of Kintla Lake. He still hauls gravel, mends fences...
Orchids in Southeast Alaska

...genus bears the name of a 17th century botanist. The common name is entirely ridiculous...them. Piperia. Named for an American botanist, two species occur here; they are widespread...Mary Stensvold and Ellen Anderson, USFS botanists, who provided helpful consultation...
Buried tree could reveal seismic secrets

...Volcano, just west of the Southeast city.So a group of scientists and friends headed out for a look. University of Alaska botanist Kitty LaBounty says it was a scramble."They led us through this pile of logs, back up into a creek area where the bank...
On the Trails: Plants that aren't green

...cone. This interesting Beringian plant goes by the reverberating scientific name of Boschniakia rossica, named for a Russian botanist Boschniak and presumably someone named Ross. Such names reflect nothing about the plant itself, obviously, and only show...
On the Trails: An ordinary walk at Crow Point sure of its general identity. Even better, we could later track down its probable species. It is reported by a local botanist to be common around here, even though our favorite plant field guide doesn't show that it lives here.A rather ordinary...
Coming soon: Books by Stephen King, Thomas Pynchon, Ann Patchett and more

...woman who wants to work with them. Now Gilbert returns with a new novel, set in the 18th and 19th centuries about a female botanist who falls in love with a painter of orchids. The action ranges from North and South America to the South Pacific and Europe...


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