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1 December 2004 Botanical Explorations of André Michaux in Kentucky: Observations of Vegetation in the 1790s
William S. Bryant
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In the short time that he spent in Kentucky during 1793–1796, André Michaux visited five of the state's six geographic regions. The majority of his time, however, was spent in the Bluegrass, Knobs, and Pennyroyal Regions where his plant lists and landscape descriptions are the most thorough. Unfortunately, Michaux was acting more in the capacity of an agent for France than as a botanist while he was in Kentucky. Only when Michaux's plant lists are combined with the comments and landscape descriptions of other early naturalists can a partial description of the vegetation of Kentucky around the time of statehood in 1792 be achieved.

William S. Bryant "Botanical Explorations of André Michaux in Kentucky: Observations of Vegetation in the 1790s," Castanea 69(sp2), 211-216, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.2179/0008-7475(2004)sp2[211:BEOAMI]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 December 2004
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