Marantaceae, Arrowroot family

Jan 29 2019

Specimen Stories

Marantaceae, the Arrowroot family, is thought to have originated in Africa, though much of…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Spider Plant

Jan 30 2019

Specimen Stories

The spider plant is in the genus Chlorophytum which contains almost 200 species, mostly originating…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

John Cage

Jan 31 2019

Collectors

Mostly remembered for his experimental music compositions, John Cage was also a…


By Laura Briscoe

Richard Spruce

Jan 31 2019

Collectors

“Whenever rains, swollen streams, and grumbling Indians combined to overwhelm me with…


By Laura Briscoe

Bearclaw Poppy

Feb 1 2019

Specimen Stories

Native to a small area of southern Utah, only six populations of…

Lavender

Feb 4 2019

Specimen Stories

Lavender has been used in traditional medicine for centuries for its soothing…

Banded Mottlegill

Feb 5 2019

Specimen Stories

This mushroom was called 'weed Panaeolus' because it would frequently grow as…

Tea

Feb 5 2019

Specimen Stories

Tea is a widely popular and culturally significant beverage brewed from the…

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