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Volume 81, Issue 2

Summer 2024


What’s in the Issue?

From the Editor

From Extinction to Emergence
By Matthew Battles

Notes from the Field

On the hunt for a contested succulent, Jared Margulies probes abundance and extinction with cactus hunters in Bahia, Brazil; turning meadows into forests on Cape Ann, Nicholas Anderson knows nature wants more from us than potted plants and packaged seeds; seeking stories of extinction in museums worldwide, Dolly Jørgensen finds a curated absence at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Plant Portrait

Buckleya distichophylla
By Michael S. Dosmann

Features

SPECIAL ISSUE

Collections, Extinction, Abundance

By Yota Batsaki and Peter Crane

ANNALS OF BOTANY

Hope in the Herbarium: a Record of What is Lost and Found

By Molly Hardy and Mason Heberling

CURATING COLLECTIONS

Gradations of Extinction

By Gary Krupnick

ARTS OF RESILIENCE

The Ghost Flowers of Ebony Patterson

By Kay Chubbuck

VISUAL ESSAY

In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers

Created by Charles Davis, Marsha Gordon, Emily Meineke, Leah Sobsey, and Robin Vuchnich

Propagations

LANDSCAPE VIEW

Narratives at the Margins of Extinction
By Rosetta S. Elkin

SMALL WORLD

Saving Seed, Growing Knowledge
By Elinor Breman

Poetry

While we were fearing it, it came
By Emily Dickinson

Season in Practice

Collecting Herbarium Specimens
By Devika Jaikumar


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