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Plants just grew on her


INFECTIOUS enthusiasm for wildflower­s, native grasses and other wonders of the natural world inspired a South Australian botanist to self-publish a popular guide book and run countless workshops.

Today Ann Prescott, 66, of Myrtle Bank, will be awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her service to conservati­on and the environmen­t.

Her passion for plants can be traced back to the age of three at the moment when her mother Josephine Prescott, now 94, showed her a beautiful bough of wattle in bloom, hanging over a fence.

“I’ve been very lucky I've been able to make an interest into a career,” Ms Prescott said.

Ms Prescott graduated from Adelaide University with first class honours in botany.

She is a passionate advocate for grasslands, and known for her popular book, It’s Blue with Five Petals: Wildflower­s of the Adelaide Region.

 ??  ?? NATURAL WONDER: Botanist Ann Prescott.
NATURAL WONDER: Botanist Ann Prescott.

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