As a plant systematist, I like my research to reflect a holistic understanding of botany. To this end, my current research involves and integrates various topics on plant evolution and plant development. Using the plant family Boraginaceae, a large and understudied group in the Lamiids, my students and I utilize current and classic techniques in order to understand evolutionary relationships within the family as well as investigating patterns of floral development.
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Lithospermum helleri, a species of Boraginaceae endemic to Texas. It only grows in the vicinity of Austin.