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Scientist Sir Michael Foster (1836 - 1907)

Sir Michael Foster

The highest award presented by the British Iris Society is the Foster Memorial Plaque. It is even more prestigious than the Dykes Medal. So who was Sir Michael Foster. The short answer is he was the first scientist to engage in experimental taxonomy. This lead to the later work of his student William Rikatson Dykes. But his botanical accomplishments although enormous, are overshadowed by the fact he was also a member of parliament and even more so that he was the foremost Human physiologist of his day and wrote the text that trained many physiologists in subsequent years.

For a list of Irises he hybridized or named see hybridizer Sir Michael Foster

Iris publications by Foster:

Foster, M., (1881), The Clouded Iris, The Garden p42 July 9, 1881

Foster, M., (1881), Iris Juncea, The Gardeners' Chronicle p. 53, July 9, 1881.

Foster, M., (1883a), "Iris Bartoni", The Gardeners' Chronicle p. 275. March 3, 1883.

Foster, M., (1883b), "Notes on Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle August 25, p. 231-232.

Foster, M., (1883c), "Notes on Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle September 15, p. 331-332.

Foster, M., (1883d), "Notes on Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle September 22, p. 373.

Foster, M., (1883e), "Notes on Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle September 29, p. 406.

Foster, M., (1884), "Iris reticulata var. cyanea", The Gardeners' Chronicle January 36, p. 110.

Foster, M., (1884), "Iris reticulata var. cyanea", The Gardeners' Chronicle January 12, p. 57.

Foster, M., (1885), "Garden Flora, Plate 503 The fringed Iris Of Japan ( Iris fimbriata)" The Garden p.120 August 1, 1885.

Foster, M., (1885), "New Garden Plants", The Gardeners' Chronicle, p.438 April 4, 1885. Iris vartani

Foster, M., (1885), "So-Called German Irises", The Garden, p.508 November 14, 1885

Foster, M., (1885) The Garden 28: 484-485. 7 November Iris Korolkowii

Foster, M., (1885), The Garden 28: 530, 21 November 1885

Foster, M., (1886a), "Iris Cengialti, An Attempt Towards Garden Nomenclature", The Gardeners' Chronicle. vol. 25: p,554-555.

Foster, M., (1886b), "Iris Cengialti", The Gardeners' Chronicle. vol. 25: p,586.

Foster, M., (1887), Gartenflora xxxvi. 201, t. 1244. see Iris lineata.

Foster, M., (1887), Iris Aurea, The Garden 31: p50-53, 15 January.

Foster, M., (1887), English Iris, The Garden 31: 212-213. March

Foster, M., (1887), "Some New Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle I. p.611. Iris Kingiana, Iris Duthieii, Iris Hookeriana.

Foster, M., (1887), "Some New Irises, continued". The Gardeners' Chronicle I. p.672-674. May 21, 1887. Iris decora, Iris nepalensis, Iris longifolia, Iris milesii.

Foster, M., (1887), "Some New Irises, continued". The Gardeners' Chronicle I. p.738-739. June 4, 1887. see also Iris lupina, Iris bilioti, Siwas.

Foster, M., (1887), "Iris Sari, var. Lurida", Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Tab. 6960. October 1st. 1887.

Foster, M., (1888), Iris Korolkowii, The Gardeners' Chronicle, July 14, 1888. P.36-37.

Foster, M., (1888), Irises, The Gardeners' Chronicle, August 18, 1888. P.182-183. I. cypriana, I. barnumae.

Foster, M., (1889), Iris Rosenbachiana, The Gardeners' Chronicle, April 27, p.530.

Foster, M., (1889), Iris Gatesii, Florist and Nursery Exchange, Vol. 2 No. 1 p. 309

Foster, M., (1889), Iris caucasica and Iris orchioides, The Gardeners' Chronicle May 11. P.588-589.

Foster, M., (1889), Iris Iberica, The Gardeners' Chronicle, June 8. P. 725.

Foster, M.,(1889), "On Irises", Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society vol. 11 p.131-149.

Foster, M.,(1889), Iris Bakeriana, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Tab. 7084. Nov. 1st 1889.

Foster, M., (1890), Iris Bakeriana, The Gardeners' Chronicle, January 18, p. 76.

Foster, M., (1890), Home Correspondence, Iris sindjarensis, The Gardeners' Chronicle,March 29, 1890. p.396.

Foster, M., (1890), 'Monspur', The Gardeners' Chronicle, 68: p.631. November 29, 1890.

Foster, M., (1890), 'Monspur', The Garden, 38: 463. November 15, 1890

Foster, M., (1892), Iris Lorteti (Barbey). The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 152-153: August 6: Iris Lorteti

Foster, M., (1892), Iris Lorteti. The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 218: August 20.

Foster, M., (1892), I. nepalensis var. letha, The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 458-459: October 15: I. nepalensis var. letha ( collettii).

Foster, M., (1892), Iris nepalensis, The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 500: October 22.

Foster, M., (1892), Bulbous Irises, London (1892), Royal Horticultural Society.

Foster, M., (1893), Garden Flora. The Oncocyclus Group of Irises. The Garden pp.130-135. February 18, 1893.

Foster, M., (1893), New or Noteworthy Plants. The Gardeners' Chronicle, p.711, June 17, 1893. see Iris athoa.

Foster, M., (1893), The Garden 44: 591, 23 December 1893. Iris Kashmiriana]]

Foster, M., (1898), Iris Aitchisoni, The Garden, 54: 102-103. 6 August

Foster, M.,(1899), The Gardeners' Chronicle, vol. xxv, p.225, Iris tubergeniana

Foster, M.,(1899), New or Noteworthy Plants, The Gardeners' Chronicle, p.389, Nov. 25, Iris sofarana.

Foster, M., (1901), New or Noteworthy Plants, Iris Ewbankiana. The Gardeners' Chronicle. 3rd Ser. 29: 397. fig. 152. (407) 22 June.

Foster, M., (1901), New or Noteworthy Plants, Iris Willmottiana, The Gardeners' Chronicle p.261-262. April 27, 1901.

Foster, M., ex Sprenger, (1901),Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort. p.328. Iris talischii.

Foster, M., (1902), The Garden, vol. 61: p.288. Iris aschersoni.

Foster, M., (1902),The Gardeners' Chronicle, The Gardeners' Chronicle, vol. xxxi. p. 385-386. Fig. 134; . I. bucharica; and I.I. warleyensis. warleyensis.

Foster, M., (1902), Journal of Horticulture Ser. 3, vol. lxiv. p. 339. . I. warleyensis. I. warleyensis

Foster, M., (1903), Journal of Horticulture. Ser. 3, vol.xlv. p. 260-261. Iris bucharica figured.

Foster, M., (1903), The Identity of Iris Hookeri and the Asian I. Setosa., Rhodora, vol. 5, No. 54, p. 158, June, 1903. Iris setosa var. canadensis.

Foster, M., (1904), Irises, A group of. The Garden 66: 8-9. July 1904

Foster, M., (1906),New or Noteworthy Plants, The Gardeners' Chronicle 3rd. ser., vol.40, p.125, August 25, 1906, Iris taitii.

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