Torrey 150

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Torrey Botanical Society, the oldest botanical organization in America. Namesake John Torrey was a Columbia College physician, chemist, and botanist. His 1819 Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously Within Thirty Miles of the City of New York and his A Flora of New York State (1843), among other works, put him on the botanical map.

Next month, there will be a day-long symposium to celebrate the Society’s anniversary at the NYBG. And check out the field trips…

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