Liriodendron tulipifera flower

The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Misty Franklin Buchanan
b. 1975

The University of North Carolina Herbarium is Misty Franklin Buchananís primary repository for specimens collected for her work with the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program. Thus far, she has deposited approximately 230 specimens at NCU.

Misty Franklin was born in an elevator in Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1975, moved to Marion, NC at age 8, and graduated from high school at NC School of Science and Math in Durham in 1993. She graduated from Smith College with a major in Biology in 1997 and later received a M.S. in Botany from NC State University. Her M.S. research focused on the pollination ecology of the endangered plant Lysimachia asperulifolia, with field work at the Croatan National Forest, Camp Lejeune, and the Green Swamp.

She is currently a botanist for the Natural Heritage Program, where she studies rare flora across the state and surveys natural areas. She serves on the boards of the NC Exotic Pest Plant Council, the NC Native Plant Society, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the NC Plant Conservation Program.



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University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
fax: (919) 962-6930

Last Updated: 19 September 2011