Liriodendron tulipifera flower

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A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden

Weakley's Flora



Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Harriett Ann Lipscomb Whipple

Information compiled July 2007 by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium.

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has approximately 30 specimens collected by Harriett Lipscomb. Most were collected in Georgia and date from between 1966 and 1970. With only about 10% of NCU's collection catalogued, no doubt more specimens collected by her will be found.

Harriett Lipscomb earned a Ph.D. under Dr. J. E. Adams at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968. The title of her thesis was "An anatomical and morphological study of Phryma leptostachya L. with possible systematic implications."

She used "Harriet Lipscomb" on most of the specimens at NCU.

Harriett Lipscomb married Fielding Whipple, and has used Whipple as her surname since. She joined the faculty of the Biology Department of Georgia College in Milledgeville in 1968. Her research interests included local floristics, early American gardens, early Georgia naturalists, and environmental education. In 2004 she became a Professor Emerita of Biology at Georgia College and State University, and continues to teach and be an active member of the department.

Dr. Harriet Ann Lipscomb Whipple is a generous financial contributor to the University of North Carolina Herbarium..

Image of Harriet Ann Lipscomb Whipple (2007)
courtesy of Judith Sanders,
Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences,
Georgia College & State University


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Last Updated: 20 August 2007