The great plantsman, Luther Burbank, was born on March 7 in 1849.
Burbank developed 800 new strains and varieties of plants and fruit trees, including the popular Shasta Daisy, Santa Rosa Plum, the Plumcot and the Burbank Potato.
The thirteenth of fifteen children, Luther Burbank accomplished an incredible amount as a botanist, with but an elementary school education.
His homesite of four acres in Santa Rosa can be visited.
Here is the website about his home, which is open to the public.