What’s in a Name

An open space in the forest with a view of a narrow creek going into the mountains

Once you understand something you never look at it the same way. It’s no different with plants. A botanist’s interest in a plant goes beyond knowing its name to understanding the significance of why a particular plant occurs where it does and what that says about the history of landscape in which it is found.

– By Amanda Bogen-Halawell

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