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The Father of Texas Botany

The Father of Texas Botany

   Ferdinand Lindheimer from Goethe im Lichte der Verebungslehre - 1908 Texas botany would not be what it is today if it weren’t for a German immigrant by the name of Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer. His name adorns many Texas plants and animals, and he is widely considered the “Father of Texas Botany.” Lindheimer (1801 – 1879) was a Germ...