Liriodendron tulipifera flower

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Weakley's Flora



Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Donald Evans McLeod

The following information was excerpted from the Citizen Times of Asheville, N.C.

Donald Evans McLeod died at the age of 74 in the Celo community on Saturday, November 29, 2003, from chronic lung disease.

He was born in Brevard, where his parents owned and operated Camp Ilahee. He was educated at Guilford College, where he was the star of the basketball team, and received a masters degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His teaching career began at Clyde, but he soon returned to Brevard, where he taught biology and coached basketball from 1955 to 1962. He taught at Salem College from 1964 to 1975, and then began teaching at Mars Hill College. He taught there until his retirement in 1993.

He is survived by wife Fuller Chaffee McLeod; three daughters, Martha McLeod, Margaret Carol McLeod and Susan McLeod Owens; two sons, Donald Scott McLeod and Douglas Andrew McLeod; as well as nine grandchildren.

Don McLeod

Don McLeod

Photo of Don McLeod at Mt. Mitchell
From left to right: Tim Evans, Don McLeod, Robin Dreyer and Chris Ulrey
at Mount Mitchell, North Carolina



McLeod, Donald Evans (1988) Vegetation patterns, floristics, and environmental relationships in the Black and Craggy Mountains of North Carolina. Doctoral thesis, Botany Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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