General Interest Article
Iowa, Iowa Flom, Ada Hayden, conservation, herbarium
Dr. Ada Hayden was a member of the Iowa State College of Botany faculty, 1920-1950. Her floristic studies of the lake region in northern Iowa are possibly the most authoritative for any part of the state. Hayden was curator of the Iowa State herbarium, 1934-1950, and contributed immeasurably to its development. This research facility has recently been named the Ada Hayden Herbarium. In the sense that L. H. Pammel was father of the Iowa State park system, her bequest is the state preserves. After some 25 years as a conservation activist, she published descriptions of 22 prairie areas in ten countries that deserved preservation. That paper remains a reference for current conservationists.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1989 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
"Ada Hayden: A Tribute,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS, 96(1), 1-5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol96/iss1/3