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DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bartram's Plants

Volusia County Bartram Trail

 
 
Bartram's Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 25, 2021
1. Bartram's Plants Marker
Inscription.  
A Connection with Wild Nature
William Bartram's Quaker upbringing held a view of nature as a reflection of God. Scientists continue to examine his accounts for their accurate descriptions of the Florida environment before the impact of modern development.

His writing and artwork introduced the very idea of wilderness as something that should be celebrated and conserved, influencing generations of poets, artists, writers and naturalists.

The Library of America states that William Bartram was "the first American to devote his entire life to what we would now call the environment." Travels was among the first books published in the United States documenting the landscapes, biota, and native people of the Southeast.

Fever Bark

Bartram first identified Fever Bark in Coastal Georgia and along the St. Johns River on his first exploration in 1765. The plant is related to the Cinchona Tree of South America, which is the original source of quinine.

Native Americans and pioneers used the Fever Bark to relieve fevers from yellow fever and malaria. William requested that
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the plant be formally named Bartramia bracteata, in honor of his father, but Andre Michaux named for Charles Pinckney instead.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEnvironmentNative AmericansScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the William Bartram Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1765.
 
Location. 29° 0.048′ N, 81° 21.342′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Kalua Way just north of Alhambra Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the Bartram Gardens Trail at the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2636 Alhambra Avenue, Deland FL 32720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartram in Volusia County (a few steps from this marker); Bartram's Birds (a few steps from this marker); Bartram Gardens & Trail (a few steps from this marker); Bartram's Fish (a few steps from this marker); Who was William Bartram? (a few steps from this marker); Red Cedar (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Magnolia (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
Related markers.
Marker detail: Hooded Pitcher Plant<br>(<i>Bartram’s Illustration</i>) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Natural History Museum, UK
2. Marker detail: Hooded Pitcher Plant
(Bartram’s Illustration)
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Bartram Gardens & Trail
 
Also see . . .  William Bartram (Wikipedia). William Bartram was an American botanist, ornithologist, natural historian, and explorer. Bartram was author of an acclaimed book, now known by the shortened title Bartram's Travels, which chronicled his explorations of the southern British colonies in North America from 1773–1777. Bartram has been described as "the first naturalist who penetrated the dense tropical forests of Florida." (Submitted on October 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: Fever Bark<br>(<i>Bartram’s Illustration</i>) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Natural History Museum, UK
3. Marker detail: Fever Bark
(Bartram’s Illustration)
Marker detail: Morning Glory<br>(<i>Bartram’s Illustration</i>) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Natural History Museum, UK
4. Marker detail: Morning Glory
(Bartram’s Illustration)
Bartram's Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 25, 2021
5. Bartram's Plants Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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