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The Long Trail of Shortia, part 2 of 2

The Long Trail of Shortia, by Charles Elliott, appeared originally in Horticulture Magazine, August 2001 (continued from yesterday)… In the autumn of 1886, Charles Sprague Sargent, founder of the Arnold Arboretum and by then America’s most distinguished dendrologist, journeyed to the corner where Georgia, North and South Carolina come together. This mountain region, about 75 […]

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The Long Trail of Shortia, part 1 of 2

The Long Trail of Shortia, by Charles Elliott, appeared originally in Horticulture Magazine, August 2001 It doesn’t sound like much, really. “A charming, small, but not easily grown evergreen perennial for the experienced plantsman,” is all that one standard handbook can manage to say on its behalf. But to the great American botanist Asa Gray […]

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