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Linnaeus and the plants

Photo: Börge Pettersson.
  Linnaeus was completely dedicated to nature and his students were inspired by his contagious enthusiasm. Especially botany had a rise during Linnaeus’ time as professor at Uppsala University. People came from far away to hear the famous Linnaeus give lectures and to follow his excursions in the vicinity of Uppsala.

Linnaeus’ interest in plants was brought on in his parents' garden in Stenbrohult. There he learned the names of all the different plants. Linnaeus had a strong urge to systematise, which lead to the idea of a new system for the plants, the sexual system.

Linnaeus is important to all botanists around the world, but not only to botanists. We are all more or less depending on being able to recognise different plants and to know their names.