Marcus E. Jones

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Marcus E. Jones
Born(1852-04-25)April 25, 1852
DiedJune 3, 1934(1934-06-03) (aged 82)
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (botany)M. E. Jones

Marcus Eugene Jones (April 25, 1852 – June 3, 1934) was an American geologist, mining engineer and botanist. Throughout his career he was known for being an educator, scientist and minister. As an early explorer of the western United States, he is known as the authority for numerous vascular plants. Much of his career was spent self-employed in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the death of his wife in 1915, he sold his herbarium and library to Pomona College.[1] In 1923, he continued botanical work after moving to Claremont, California.


Marcus Eugene Jones was born in Jefferson, Ohio.[2]

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One of Jones' most notable accomplishments was his self-published revision of the North American species of Astragalus.[3]


  1. ^ Marcus E. Jones papers. California Botanic Garden
  2. ^ Lenz, Lee W. (1986). Marcus E. Jones. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
  3. ^ M. E. Jones (1923). Revision of North-American Species of Astragalus.
  4. ^ International Plant Names Index.  M.E.Jones.

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