The marker reads: "TORREYA TREE -- In this vicinity on the Apalachicola River, Hardy Bryan Croom, pioneer Florida planter and botanist, discovered one of the rarest of coniferous trees, Torreya taxifolia circa 1835, and named it for Dr. John Torrey, prominent American botanist. Only four other species exist, but they are in the widely separated areas of China, Japan, and California. Croom’s promising botanical career ended in 1837 when he perished in the wreck of the steamship “Home” off Cape Hatteras. F-46 FLORIDA BOARD OF PARKS AND HISTORIC MEMORIALS 1961" Top of the sign: Image of the Great Seal of the State of Florida – In God We Trust
30 deg 34' 34.33", 84 deg 56' 55.72"
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