Hugh McDonald

Hugh McDonald, Ph.D. New School, is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY New York City College of Technology. He has written 6 books and co-edited another as well as many journal articles. He also founded the Calochortus Society in 1989 and was chief editor of its newsletter, Mariposa, for nine years. McDonald travelled extensively throughout the West and Mexico photographing these beautiful flowers, several of which appeared in the newsletter. He has written several articles for botany and horticulture journals. He also named two new species in an article revising the Cyclobothra section of Calochortus. Despite rumors to the contrary, he is very much alive (May 2019) and spends his time gardening, writing, composing music and painting.

He has kindly supplied photos he has taken of Calochortus, many taken on his travels. To see them go to the Gallery of Calochortus photographs

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