George Thurber

(1821-1890) - Georger Thurber was a self-educated botanist who initially was interested in the medicinal qualities of plants. This evolved into a general love of botany and he began collecting as a young man. In 1850 he was tapped to act as botanist for the U.S. Boundary Commission who studied along the US/Mexico border with Emory, Parry and others, discovering many new plants unknown to science including Pilostyles which led Asa Gray to publish Plantae Novae Thurberianae. His notable works include: American Weeds and Useful Plants, the graminology of the botany of California, and the botany entries for Appleton's New American Encyclopaedia.

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