Michaux and Michauxia

Most keen botanist are familiar with the late French botanist, Andre’ Michaux (1746-1802). Michaux was a pioneer in botanizing North America, but how many people have actually grown the plant genus named in his honor. Michauxia is a genus of seven species, sister to campanulas, that hail from the Mediterranean though much of the Middle-East. We are fortunate to have his namesake, Michauxia campanuloides in flower this week for the first time, where it is thriving in the crevice garden.

3 thoughts on “Michaux and Michauxia

  1. Easier to grow in our climate is the Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii), a beautiful native bottomland tree in the white oak group.

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