Born in Albany, NY on Oct. 5, 1874. After obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, Edith Schwartz taught botany at that school during 1903-07 and at the University of Minnesota in 1909-13. She married Frederic Clements in 1899. She was a resident of Santa Barbara, CA from the 1920s through 1942. For 33 years she illustrated for the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC. An ecologist, she was the author-illustrator of several books on wild flowers including Herbaria Ecadium Californiae (1914) and Flowers of the Coast and Sierra (1929). Mrs. Clements died in La Jolla, CA on June 30, 1971.
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