Pioneering passion for plants: Botanist Alice Eastwood explored the Southwest

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Pioneering passion for plants: Botanist Alice Eastwood explored the Southwest

Alice Eastwood named 125 new plant species. Two new genera of plants were named after her, including Eastwoodiae. Eryythanthe eastwoodiae, or Eastwood’s monkeyflower, is found in hanging gardens in Bears Ears canyon country in southeastern Utah.
The Wetherill brothers from the Alamo Ranch at Mancos enjoyed Alice Eastwood’s company on their excavations at Mesa Verde before it became a national park in 1906. As the Wetherill brothers dug up ancient sites, she was one of the first paleoethnobotanists identifying plants used by the Ancestral Puebloans.

Pioneering passion for plants: Botanist Alice Eastwood explored the Southwest

Alice Eastwood named 125 new plant species. Two new genera of plants were named after her, including Eastwoodiae. Eryythanthe eastwoodiae, or Eastwood’s monkeyflower, is found in hanging gardens in Bears Ears canyon country in southeastern Utah.
The Wetherill brothers from the Alamo Ranch at Mancos enjoyed Alice Eastwood’s company on their excavations at Mesa Verde before it became a national park in 1906. As the Wetherill brothers dug up ancient sites, she was one of the first paleoethnobotanists identifying plants used by the Ancestral Puebloans.
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