Lewis: 'No Regular Botanist'

by James L. Reveal

low plant with bright pink petals

Bitterroot, Lewisia rediviva

Photo by Kris Townsend, © 2011.

"Altho no regular botanist &c. he possesses a remarkable store
of accurate observation on all the objects of the three kingdoms."

What made Meriwether Lewis such a remarkable botanist?

These pages are supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee