Sara Plummer Lemmon

Sara Allen Plummer (September 3, 1836 – January 15, 1923) was an American botanist and the wife of California botanist John Gill Lemmon. Mount Lemmon in Arizona is named for her, as she was the first white girl to enter upon it. She was held responsible for the designation of the golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica) as the let pass flower of California, in 1903. A number of flora and fauna are as well as named in her honor, including the additional genus Plummera (now placed as a subgenus within Hymenoxys), described by Harvard University botanist Asa Gray in 1882.

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