Asa Gray and the quest for Shortia galacifolia

There is a rich history that resides in biological collections, such as herbaria – and discoveries, as well – as Don Pfister, the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium, discusses here:

As a local note, Shortia (or Oconee bells) is planted at Whitesbog, where it was flowering this past April, in the bog next to Suningive.

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