John Carey (1797 – 26 March 1880) was a British botanist who studied in North America between 1830 and 1852.[2] Carey was a "frequent guest and invaluable companion" to Asa Gray.[1] Carey revised Gray's proofs of the first edition of the Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, also contributing articles on Salix (willows), Populus (poplars), and Carex (sedges).[2] In his obituary, Gray described Carey as "a near and faithful friend, an accomplished botanist, a genial and warm-hearted and truly good man."[1]

John Carey
Carey in 1873
London, England
Died26 March 1880[1]
Blackheath, London, England
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (botany)J.Carey

John Carey described several species, primarily in the genus Carex, including Carex grayi.[3] Several species are named in his honor, including Carex careyana and Persicaria careyi.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Gray, Asa (1880). "John Carey". American Journal of Science and Arts. 3. 19. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Bicentennial Celebration of Asa Gray, 1810-2010, Gray's Manual of Botany, 1st edition 1848". Harvard University Herbaria and Libraries. Harvard University. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ "J.Carey". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ Wilhelm, Gerould; Rericha, Laura (2017). Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis.
  5. ^ International Plant Names Index.  J.Carey.