Two botanists involved in story of Western Douglas fir

September 11, 2013

J'Nell-Pate-mugWhile in Portland, Ore. last summer on vacation, I learned that the Douglas fir, very common in the Pacific Northwest, was named after a Scottish botanist named David Douglas. I have a book about all the contributions Scots made to America, Born Fighting How the Scots-Irish Shaped America by James Webb. I checked the index, but Webb missed a mention of Douglas.

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