Botanic Notables: The Lady Gaga Fern

November 01, 2012
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Lady Gaga is a pop star, cultural icon, provocateur and now, a genus of ferns—at least by name. Last week, botanists at Duke University named a newly identified genus, including 19 species of ferns, after the singer. 

Art + Botany: Linnaeus's Tribute Album

September 15, 2011
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Modern-day admirers of Carl Linneaus (1707-1778) know enough about the renowned 18th-century botanist to imagine the young man traversing Swedish lands, plucking flowers and devising a system of binomial nomenclature.