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Scientist Friedrich Traugott Pursh (1774-1820)

German-American botanist. he emigrated to the United States in 1799. By 1805, he was working for Benjamin Smith Barton on a new flora of North America, under whom he studied the plants collected on the Lewis and Clark Expidition. His work with Barton allowed him to travel farther afield. In 1805, he traveled south from Maryland to the Carolinas and, in 1806, he traveled north from the mountains of Pennsylvania to new Hempshire. He made both trips principally on foot, with only his dog and a gun, covering over three thousand miles each season.

Also see hybridizer Friedrich Pursh.

Iris publications:

Pursh, F. T., (1814), Flora Americae Septrionalis, 30. 1 Sep. 1814, London. Iris setosa, Iris prismatica

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Topic revision: r1 - 17 Feb 2016, Harloiris
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