Liriodendron tulipifera flower

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


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Information compiled May 2013 by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium.
Special thanks to Ms. Goode’s daughter, Hallie A. Montgomery Cherry,
and to Meredith Tozzer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Records Office.

Elizabeth Ann Goode Montgomery
(3 May 1939 – 23 September 2003 )

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued only three specimens – all bryophytes – collected by Elizabeth Goode Montgomery.   As cataloguing continues it is possible that more will be found in NCU’s collection.  The specimens in our collection were probably collected on a field trip when she was a graduate student in 1972, and all are collected as “Elizabeth Montgomery.” 

Elizabeth Ann “Bibba” Goode was born in Connelly Springs, North Carolina, to Lucile (nee Brown) and Ralph Glass Goode.  She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1957-1959, then completed her undergraduate studies with an A. B. in Botany at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961.  She went on to earn a M.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1975.1, 2


Ca. 1994 she resumed using her maiden name, Goode, after her marriage to Edward Davidson Montgomery ended.


Ms. Goode taught math & science in the North Carolina public school system, but spent most of her career as a biologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and retired from there in 1999.2


In addition to depositing specimens in the University of North Carolina Herbarium, Ms. Goode was a volunteer at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.2


Ms. Goode died on 23 September 2003 at age 64. 2  


NCU is in the midst of cataloguing our bryophytes including those collected by Elizabeth Montgomery Goode.  Please visit The Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria to peruse specimens in any of the three dozen herbaria in the Consortium.  If you are interested in helping NCU database our moss specimens, please contact Asst. Curator Carol Ann McCormick at 919.962.6931.



Langley, Charles H., Elizabeth Montgomery, and William F. Quattlebaum (1982)  Restriction map variation in the Adh region of Drosophila.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 79:  5631-5635.

Voelker, Robert A., Charles H. Langley, Andrew J. Leigh Brown, Seido Ohnishi, Barbara Dickson, Elizabeth Montgomery, and Sandra C. Smith (1980)  Enzyme null alleles in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster:  Frequencies in a North Carolina population.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77(2):  1091-1095.





1.  “Goode, Elizabeth Ann” Alumni Record Card, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

2.  “Elizabeth Ann Goode  Obituary.  The Chapel Hill News, Sunday, September 28, 2003.






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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
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Last Updated: 29 May 2013