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British Iris Society award to Jim Waddick
« on: February 14, 2015, 04:23:44 PM »
2014 Michael Foster Memorial Plaque awarded to Jim Waddick

"The British Iris Society has named James Waddick the winner of its 2014 Michael Foster Memorial Plaque. This award is named after Sir Michael Foster who was one of the first modern scientists to study Iris taxonomy. He was intensely interested in Iris species, species crosses and their taxonomic implications. He was a mentor to Wm. R. Dykes This award is the highest honor of the British Iris Society and considered more prestegious than the Dykes Medal. Awarded annually, since 1927 (except for a few 'no award' years). There are currrently only four other Americans who have won this award. This is an international award that represents people who have contributed to the advancement of knowledge of the genus Iris.

Present and past winners represent many countries around the world as well as a wide vision of the academic science, horticulture and scholarship of Iris. Jim has published widely on Iris and other plant topics and is the recipient of many awards including four medals from the American Iris Society. He continues actively to pursue new species, new introductions and educational ventures."



A great and well-deserved  honour for this fine plantsman - congratulations, Jim!  8)

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Re: British Iris Society award to Jim Waddick
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2015, 02:57:03 PM »
NARGS has got the message! James Waddick Receives Iris Society Award

Jim WaddickLong-term NARGS member, James “Jim” Waddick, has been awarded the 2014 Michael Foster Memorial Plaque from the British Iris Society, its highest recognition.
- See more at: https://www.nargs.org/news/2015-05-11/james-waddick-receives-iris-society-award#sthash.Id97RbwK.dpuf

 Good to  see the news getting around , Jim!
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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