Famous American Botanists

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 1 George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver
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Famous As: Scientist & Inventor
Birthdate: January 1, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1943
Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver is best remembered for promoting crops that were alternative to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He invented ways to prevent soil depletion and developed scores of products made from peanuts, including paints and cosmetics. He won numerous honors, such as the Spingarn Medal.

 2 Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: November 22, 2011
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 3 Gifford Pinchot

Gifford Pinchot
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Famous As: Forestry scientist
Birthdate: August 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: October 4, 1946

 4 Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank
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Famous As: Horticulturist, Geneticist, Botanist, Gardener, Academic, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: March 7, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: April 11, 1926

 5 David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan
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Famous As: Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 1931

 6 Asa Gray

Asa Gray
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Famous As: Curator, Botanist, University teacher
Birthdate: November 18, 1810
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: January 30, 1888

 7 Joseph Banks Rhine

Joseph Banks Rhine
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: September 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 1980
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 8 Joel Roberts Poinsett

Joel Roberts Poinsett
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: March 2, 1779
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 12, 1851

 9 William Bartram

William Bartram
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Famous As: botanist, ornithologist, writer, zoologist
Birthdate: April 20, 1739
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 22, 1823

 10 Lester Frank Ward

Lester Frank Ward
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: June 18, 1841
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 18, 1913

 11 David Fairchild

David Fairchild
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: April 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 6, 1954

 12 John Bartram

John Bartram
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: March 23, 1699
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 22, 1777

 13 Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: November 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 23, 2013

 14 Frederic Edward Clements

Frederic Edward Clements
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Famous As: Botanist and ecologist
Birthdate: September 16, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: July 26, 1945

 15 G. Ledyard Stebbins

G. Ledyard Stebbins
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: January 19, 2000

 16 Liberty Hyde Bailey

Liberty Hyde Bailey
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Famous As: Horticulturist
Birthdate: March 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 1954

 17 Arthur Galston

Arthur Galston
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Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: April 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 15, 2008

 18 Henry Chandler Cowles

Henry Chandler Cowles
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: February 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 12, 1939

 19 Emma Lucy Braun

Emma Lucy Braun
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Famous As: Botanist and ecologist
Birthdate: April 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: March 5, 1971

 20 John Torrey

John Torrey
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: August 15, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 10, 1873

 21 Elizabeth Gertrude Britton

Elizabeth Gertrude Britton
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 9, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 25, 1934

 22 Mary Vaux Walcott

Mary Vaux Walcott
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: July 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 22, 1940

 23 Charles Edwin Bessey

Charles Edwin Bessey
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: May 21, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 25, 1915

 24 Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 15, 1884

 25 Albert Francis Blakeslee

Albert Francis Blakeslee
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: November 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 16, 1954

 26 Edward Murray East

Edward Murray East
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: October 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 9, 1938

 27 William Gilson Farlow

William Gilson Farlow
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: December 17, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 3, 1919

 28 A. S. Hitchcock

A. S. Hitchcock
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: September 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 16, 1935

 29 Donald F. Jones

Donald F. Jones
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Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: April 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: June 19, 1963

 30 Merritt Lyndon Fernald

Merritt Lyndon Fernald
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: October 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: September 22, 1950

 31 J.C. Arthur

J.C. Arthur
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 11, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 1942

 32 Catherine Furbish

Catherine Furbish
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: May 9, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 6, 1931

 33 Douglas Houghton Campbell

Douglas Houghton Campbell
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: December 19, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 24, 1953

 34 William Starling Sullivant

William Starling Sullivant
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 15, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 1873

 35 Charles Joseph Chamberlain

Charles Joseph Chamberlain
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: February 23, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: February 5, 1943

 36 Robert Almer Harper

Robert Almer Harper
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 21, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 12, 1946

 37 Bernard Ogilvie Dodge

Bernard Ogilvie Dodge
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: April 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 9, 1960

 38 Lewis Ralph Jones

Lewis Ralph Jones
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: December 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 1, 1945

 39 Frank Hall Knowlton

Frank Hall Knowlton
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: September 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 22, 1926