List of famous female botanists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female botanists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being botanists. There are thousand of females working as botanists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic botanists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a botanist then the people below should give you inspiration.
List is made up of many different people, including Elizabeth Coleman White and Hanna Resvoll-Holmsen.While this isn't a list of all female botanists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female botanists?" and "Who are the best female botanists?"
Priscilla Susan Bury, born Falkner, was an English botanist and illustrator. Daughter of a rich Liverpool merchant, she married on 4 March 1830 Edward Bury, a noted railway engineer. Working with amateur botanist William Roscoe, she published in 1831-1834 A Selection of Hexandrian Plants. The engraving was entrusted to the Londoner Robert Havell, engraver of the John James Audubon plates. The book was carried out in aquatint and the 350 plant drawings painted in part by hand. The subscribers to this large folio numbered only 79, mostly from the Lancashire region, Audubon being one of them. Bury was also the author of illustrations for The Botanist of Benjamin Maund. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 73 (1799-1872)
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdomsee more on Priscilla Susan Bury
Caroline Coroneos Dormon, also known as Carrie Dormon, was a botanist, horticulturist, ornithologist, historian, archeologist, preservationist, naturalist, conservationist, and author from Louisiana. She was born in modest circumstances at Briarwood, the family home in northern Natchitoches Parish, to James L. Dormon and the former Caroline Trotti. She was reared in Arcadia, the parish seat of government of Bienville Parish, in northern Louisiana. She never married. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 83 (1888-1971)
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of Americasee more on Caroline Dormon
Katherine Esau was a German-American botanist who received the National Medal of Science for her work on plant anatomy. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 99 (1898-1997)
Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainesee more on Katherine Esau
Agnes Robertson Arber FRS was a British plant morphologist and anatomist, historian of botany and philosopher of biology. She was born in London but lived most of her life in Cambridge, including the last 51 years of her life. She was the first woman botanist to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society and the third woman overall. She was the first woman to receive the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society of London for her contributions to botanical science. Her scientific research focused on the monocotyledon group of flowering plants. She also contributed to development of morphological studies in botany during the early part of the 20th century. Her later work concentrated on the topic of ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 81 (1879-1960)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdomsee more on Agnes Arber