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:

https://www.idigbio.org/content/portal-curiosities-asa-gray-and-quest-shortia-galacifolia-%E2%80%93-case-study-importance

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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