Thomas Walter (botanist)
Thomas Walter (c. 1740 – January 17, 1789) was a British-born American botanist. He is best known for his book Flora Caroliniana (1788), an early yet fairly complete catalog of the flowering plants of South Carolina.
The Louisiana Irises and the Iris series of Hexagonae are derived from Iris hexagona, which was published and described by Thomas in 'Flora Caroliniana' page 66 in April–June of 1788. Soon after Walter completed the book, he died aged 49.
- "Iridaceae Iris hexagona Walter". ipni.org (International Plant Names Index). Retrieved 28 November 2014.
- Dillard, Tom W. "FROM NEW ORLEANS TO NEW ZEALAND, History and Development of The Louisiana Irises". zydecoirises.com. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
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- Keir B. Sterling et al. (1997). Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists. pp. 810–812.
- Wilson Parham Gee (1918). South Carolina botanists: biography and bibliography. pp. 20–23.
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