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In honor of North Carolina Wildflower Week, we're releasing the digital version of the spring issue of Conservation Gardener, our biannual magazine.

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Recent Posts

Ivey Foreman Lewis

(3 August 1882 – 16 March 1964) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged less than a dozen botanical specimens collected by Ivey Foreman Lewis. Most specimens were collected ca. 1901 near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus while he was an undergraduate. A few were collected…

Wade Swann Neely

(28 November 1892 –  18 August 1940) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium has cataloged to date a handful of vascular plant specimens collected by Wade Swann Neely, who usually signed his specimen labels as simply “Neely” or “W. S. Neely”. He commonly collected with professors William Chambers Coker and H. R. Totten as well as…

Wade Thomas Batson, Jr.

(1912-2015) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 150 vascular plant specimens collected by Batson, who usually signed his herbarium labels “W. T. Batson”.  Without doubt more specimens will be found as we continue to catalog our collections.  Most of Batson’s specimens at NCU were collected in South Carolina;…

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The North Carolina Botanical Garden welcomes media inquiries relating to the Display Gardens, Coker Arboretum, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Battle Park, Forest Theatre, and the UNC Herbarium. If you need an authoritative and scientifically credible source for your next article or news story, we have expertise in the fields of conservation biology, native plant horticulture, environmental education, and plant taxonomy.  To make a media inquiry, please contact:

Jennifer Peterson
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