So, here we are in Uppsala. Drawn here largely by Carolus Linnaeus who invented the botanical system of classification for minerals, plants and animals. First name for the genus, the second for the species, as in Homo Sapiens, the wise man, or the knowing man.
Linnaeus had a sense of humour–naming a small and insignificant weed after one of his critics. He started his botanical walks through his gardens early each morning, in his nightshirt, to the astonishment of his students. “Nature does not wait for powder and wig,” he’d explain.
A Swedish saying, “God created, Linnaeus organized.”
Organization is in fact a much valued and dominant Swedish trait!