Famous Botanists from the United States

List of notable or famous botanists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in the United States and even some popular botanists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American 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 the United States is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include George Washington Carver and Luther Burbank.

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

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  • John C. Frémont
    Dec. at 77 (1813-1890)
    • Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
  • Edgar Anderson
    Dec. at 71 (1897-1969)
    • Dec. at 65 (1851-1917)
      • John Torrey
        Dec. at 76 (1796-1873)
        • Birthplace: New York City, New York
      • Liberty Hyde Bailey
        Dec. at 96 (1858-1954)
        • Birthplace: South Haven, Michigan
      • William Saunders
        Dec. at 77 (1822-1900)
        • Edwin James
          Dec. at 64 (1797-1861)
          • Birthplace: Weybridge, Vermont
        • Wade Davis
          Age: 68
          • Birthplace: Canada, West Vancouver
        • Julius Nieuwland
          Dec. at 58 (1878-1936)
          • Birthplace: Nevele, Belgium
        • Luther Burbank
          Dec. at 77 (1849-1926)
          • Birthplace: Lancaster, Massachusetts
        • Charles Christopher Parry
          Dec. at 66 (1823-1890)
          • Birthplace: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
          • Albert Ernest Radford
            Dec. at 88 (1918-2006)
            • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia
          • William Bartram
            Dec. at 84 (1739-1823)
            • Birthplace: USA, Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
          • Charles Sprague Sargent
            Dec. at 85 (1841-1927)
            • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
          • Dec. at 73 (1919-1992)
            • Birthplace: San Jose, California
          • William Murrill
            Dec. at 88 (1869-1957)
            • Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia
          • Benjamin Smith Barton
            Dec. at 49 (1766-1815)
            • Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
          • Benjamin Minge Duggar
            Dec. at 84 (1872-1956)
            • Judith D. Zuk
              Dec. at 55 (1951-2007)
              • Dec. at 80 (1872-1953)
                • Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina
              • Frederick Vernon Coville
                Dec. at 69 (1867-1937)
                • Birthplace: Preston, New York
              • Age: 97
                • Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic