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Garden Hortiscopes & History: Correction to today's calendar items

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Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8304479

This item leads the calendar today:

Quoting:1732: Pehr Forsskal, Finish botanist, zoologist and explorer, was born in Helsinki, Finland. He later studied under Linnaeus at Uppsala, and then took part in a Danish royal expedition through the Ottoman Empire.

It is followed by this item:

Quoting:1732: Peter (or Pehr) Forsskal (also spelled Forskaol, Forskal, Forsskahl), Swedish explorer, was born in Helsinki. As a student at Uppsala, he was among Linnaeus' proteges, and would later explore Egypt and Arabia, collecting botanical and zoological specimen. Several species are named for him.

Are these gentlemen twins separated at birth? If so, then they should have been poster children for destiny based on their careers.

Just kidding, and my comments are now Finnish-ed...


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

January 11, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8304498

Good eye - thanks! I've combined the details into one entry and deleted the second one.

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