— Aster family, North America —
In the mid-1800s, Dr. John Kennicott studied prairie plants with his son, Smithsonian naturalist and explorer Robert Kennicott. Their Grove Nursery, just north of Chicago, supplied Illinois settlers with native ornamental prairie plant like blazing star for their new homesteads.
What plants have you discovered today?
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 53.456′ N, 77° 1.779′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Madison Drive Northwest 0.1 miles west of 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.