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


The Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund
at the University of North Carolina Herbarium

2014 Mohr Interns
in the University of North Carolina Herbarium:


Kevan Schoonover & Derick Poindexter

Click here for more information about what they are doing as Interns!



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Elizabeth Heston
& granddaughter Hailey Mohr
Heston share the family love for plants


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Charles Mohr (1824-1901)

Elizabeth Burch Heston graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1954. She currently lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, and her passion is gardening – the cultivation of daylilies in particular. Her sister, Barbara Safford, UNC-CH class of 1959, lives in Connecticut.  Together they have established the Charles T. Mohr Internship to honor their great-great-grandfather, botanist Charles Theodore Mohr (1824 – 1901).

Charles Mohr was one of Alabama’s first botanists. He was granted an honorary Ph.D. in 1893 by the University of Alabama in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of the State’s flora and geology. He is best known as the author of Plant Life in Alabama, published in 1901.

If you are interested in applying for the Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship, please contact Alan S. Weakley, Herbarium Curator, at (919) 962-0578 or by email at . Any internship candidate should demonstrate keen interest in the flora of the southeastern United States, have good typing skills, and have an interest in learning how to use and curate herbarium specimens.

To make a contribution to or to obtain more information about the Charles T. Mohr Internship Fund, please contact Charlotte Jones-Roe, Assistant Director for Development at the North Carolina Botanical Garden at (919) 962-9458 or by email at

L. J. Davenport (1988) Charles Mohr, Botanist. Alabama Heritage 10: 32-45.

Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. (2004) The Charles T. Mohr Herbarium Internship Fund Endowment Agreement. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

C. T. Mohr. Index of Botanists. Harvard University Herbaria.


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Curriculum                               North Carolina                                 UNC

   In Ecology                              Botanical Garden                   Biology Department

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: 26 July 2013