Celebrating NCNPS Member Charlie Williams

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Our very own NC Native Plant Society member, Charlie Williams is featured in SMITHSONIAN! We know him as a long time volunteer at the James Matthews Mecklenburg County Herbarium, former PLCMC librarian, author and Andre Michaux doppelg√§nger and our friend. In pursuit of Michaux’s travels, Charlie “rediscovered” the Bigleaf Magnolia in Gaston County.

Enjoy this interesting Smithsonian article full of botanical and historical intrigue and Charlie Williams!lThe Forgotten French Scientist Who Courted Thomas Jefferson – and Got Pulled into Scandal