Botanical Discoveries of Lewis And Clark

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Lewis and Clark's expedition west. One of their missions — ordered by President Thomas Jefferson — was to collect the important agricultural, medicinal and ornamental plants they found along the way. In this hour, we'll look at the plants gathered by Lewis and Clark, and the contributions the expedition made to botany.

Guests:

Richard McCourt
*Associate curator of botany, Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia

James Reveal
*Honorary curator, New York Botanical Garden
*Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
*Research sssociate, Academy of Natural Sciences

Carolyn Gilman
Curator, Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Mo.

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