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Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dioscorides Garden

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
1. Dioscorides Garden Marker
Inscription.  These herbs planted here are a representative selection from plants listed about 60 A.D by the Greek physician, Dioscorides. The modern science of pharmacology is traced back to his efforts to list systematically the plants that were used for medicine. His list, De Materia Medica, was used as a basis for early herbals and is still referred to in the 20th century.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 54.696′ N, 76° 58.191′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Meadow Road Northeast 0.1 miles east of Eagle Nest Road Northeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erianthus ravennae (here, next to this marker); Ballota nigra (here, next to this marker); Daucus carota spp. carota (here, next to this marker); Echium vulgare (here, next to this marker); Teucrium chamaedrys
Dioscorides Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
2. Dioscorides Garden Marker
(here, next to this marker); Ruscus aculeatus (here, next to this marker); Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum (here, next to this marker); Iris germanica 'Florentina' (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
Also see . . .  De Materia Medica. Wikipedia article (Submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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