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Category: Curation Corner

What’s in a name?

The registration of Rhododendron flammeum x canescens ‘Harvey Cotten’ As some of you may know, Vernon Bush has an active native azalea breeding program in which he selects for superior qualities of bloom shape or color, earlier or later bloom … Continue reading

Native Azalea Propagation Methods of Vernon Bush

Part 1: Seed starting Vernon Bush has enjoyed the beauty of native azaleas since childhood. The profusion of pink blooms every spring lent their beauty to the woods surrounding his family home in Mississippi. When he moved to Huntsville in … Continue reading

DNA Barcoding of Plant Specimens at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Overview As part of the HudsonAlpha Biotech Academy, high school students from the Madison County area have partnered with the Huntsville Botanical Garden to collect plant samples from native Alabama species and sequence their DNA to create a genetic barcode … Continue reading


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