Thursday, October 13, 2011

Garden Notables-Adrian Hardy Haworth

Haworthia attenuata is the centerpiece in this bowl of succulents

Who are these people and why are they in my garden?

Adrian Hardy Haworth

Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767-1833) was a botanist and entomologist who lived in Chelsea, UK.  He was friends with naturalists Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and William Jones (1745-1818) who both had a powerful influence on the direction of his life.

In addition to his studies in botany, Haworth was also the author of Lepidoptera Britannica, the most authoritative work on butterflies and moths before 1857.

celaenaThe plant genus Haworthia was actually named after Haworth by Henri Duval in 1809.  Not to be outdone, the British entomologist, John Curtis also named a moth, Celaena haworthii, after Haworth in 1829.

For more information on Haworthias, check out this website:

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