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John Torrey on Gray's Peak

By Nicole Tarnowsky

Apr 18 2019

In 1861 Charles Parry was the first explorer to ascend Gray's Peak naming it for Asa Gray, along with the adjacent Torrey's Peak named for John Torrey. These peaks commemorate the life long botanical collaborations between the two botanists. Torrey and Gray did not see these peaks themselves until 11 years later in 1872, when this specimen was collected. The favor was returned when Gray named this species after Charles Parry, Chrysothamnus parryi (A. Gray) Greene. See the 360° view of Gray's Peak.

360° view of Gray's Peak, Colorado


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