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Larry Mellichamp

Larry Mellichamp is a professor of botany at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he has taught for over 30 years. He is also director of the university's botanical gardens.

He has written many technical and popular articles on plants and gardening, appears regularly in the local media, and has co-authored four books, including Bizarre Botanicals: Weird and Wonderful Plants You Can Grow (with Paula Gross).

He is the first recipient of the B. W. Wells award for education efforts from the North Carolina Native Plant Society.