David Fairchild, who died in 1954 at the age of 85, collected plants
from all over the world; won the National Book Award for one of his four books; and introduced thousands of plants into the United States so they could be studied and bred to feed families, brighten up backyards, and withstand the insects, diseases, and droughts that are constant threats.
He later collected plants
on Garden Cay, North Bimini, South Bimini, North Cat Cay, Andros Island, and New Providence.
But before long his adventures continued and over the next 20 years he collected plants
in 15 countries on three continents - and still found time to publish ten books.
How 'Chinese Wilson' fared Ernest Wilson collected plants
in China during the early 20th Century.
But Li's painstaking analysis of DNA using more than 80 museum specimens and newly collected plants
showed they're distinct and deserving of their own genus.
With the help of assistants, botanists collected plants
and brought them back to the 'knowledge centres' of Europe (Sheller, 2003).
On their travels in Hispanic America (1799-1804), Bonpland botanized and collected plants
unknown in Europe.
I learned about the Tradescants (horticultural pioneers) and how they collected plants
and took such good care of them on their incredible journeys.
This was proofed by a horrifying visit of a now closed nursery where hundreds of thousands doubtlessly in the wild collected plants
The Deventers were extraordinarily avid amateur botanists who, beginning in the 1930s, collected plants
in the North Coast region of California, thousands of which they described, preserved, and illustrated in precise, lovely paintings.
The bird was taken by Paul Wilhelm (Duke of Wurttemberg), a German naturalist who collected plants
and animals while traveling the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers from 1822 to 1824 (Butscher 1942; Wilhelm 1973).
In the end of each report the lists of collected plants