Ynes Mexia Photo

Ynes Mexia

Born: May 24, 1870

Death: Jul 12, 1938

Birthplace: Georgetown

Nationality: United States

Ynes Mexia

Date of Birth : May 24, 1870
Date of Death : Jul 12, 1938
Birth Place : Georgetown

Ynes Enriquetta Julietta Mexia was a Mexican-American botanist known for her collection of novel plant specimens from areas of Mexico and South America. She discovered a new genus of Compositae and was the most accomplished female plant collector of her time, travelling farther and collecting more specimens than any other.

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