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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

George Andrew Christenberry

(3 September 1915 – 21 April 2009) Photo:  Augusta College Yearbook, 1978 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates 36 specimens collected by George Andrew Christenberry, who usually signed his labels as “G. A. Christenberry.”  It is possible that as we continue to catalog our collections more will be found.  Despite…

Herman Harrison Braxton

(1906-1988) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged 33 fungal specimens and 8 vascular plant specimens collected (or co-collected) by Herman Harrison Braxton, who always signed his specimen labels “H. H. Braxton.”  Most of Braxton’s specimens were collected in the Crawford Creek area of Haywood County, North Carolina. To date, only…

Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr.

(9 May 1932 – 12 June 2002) photo:  Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr., 1954, courtesy of the Yackety yack   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 20 vascular plant specimens collected by Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr., who usually signed his labels “Clinton C. Lindley.”  All specimens were collected between 1952…

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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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