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List of notable or famous botanists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in Canada and even some popular botanists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian botanists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These botanists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known botanist from Canada is included when available.

List includes William Francis Ganong, Mark Wilkinson, more.

This historic botanists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian botanists of note?" and "Who are the most famous botanists from Canada?" These prominent botanists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian botanists.

Use this list of renowned Canadian botanists to discover some new botanists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (15 items)
Carrie Derick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Botanists from Canada
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Carrie Matilda Derick was a Canadian botanist and geneticist, the first female professor in a Canadian University, and the founder of McGill University's Genetics Department. Born in Clarenceville, Quebec on January 14, Carrie was educated at the Clarenceville Academy and received her teacher ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1862-1941)

Birthplace: Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada

Profession: Botanist

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Charles Leonard Huskins was an English-born Canadian geneticist who specialized in the field of cytogenetics. He is also sometimes referred to as C. Leonard Huskins or C.L. Huskins. Huskins was born in Walsall, England and moved with his family at the age of 9 to Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He served ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1897-1953)

Profession: Botanist

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Chauncey Beadle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Botanists from Canada
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Chauncey Delos Beadle was a Canadian-born botanist and horticulturist active in the southern United States. He was educated in horticulture at Ontario Agricultural College and Cornell University. In 1890 the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted hired him to oversee the nursery at Biltmore ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1866-1950)

Birthplace: St. Catharines, Canada

Profession: Botanist

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Edward Charles Jeffrey was a Canadian-American botanist who worked on vascular plant anatomy and phylogeny. ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1866-1952)

Birthplace: Canada

Profession: Botanist