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Rebecca Tyson Northen

Rebecca Tyson Northen, 1910-2004, was a well-known writer and educator. She attended Radcliffe College and received a BA from Wayne State University and an MA from Mount Holyoke College. Northen travelled extensively in Central and South America studying and collecting orchids in the wild with her husband Hank, a plant physiologist and professor of botany at the University of Wyoming. Northen's book "Home Orchid Growing" is still regarded as the standard reference for orchid hobbyists. She also...See more