The casual posting of a misidentified photograph led to a tweet exchange among Chris Martine, Bucknell University; Ryan Folk, Florida Museum of Natural History; and Scott Schuette, Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program in June 2017. The scientists used their private accounts to conduct a discussion about the specific species identified. This exchange opened the possibility of a previously unknown range of a rare species, which Martine explored further and documented in the scientific publication PhytoKeys.
Tweet id: 873120823464218624
user ID: @MartineBotany
Related records included in this repository are "The hidden Heuchera: How science Twitter uncovered a globally imperiled species in Pennsylvania, USA" and "Rappelling Scientists Find Rare Species Hiding for 100+ Years | Plants Are Cool, Too!"
Martine, Christopher T., "Heuchera alba Twitter Identification" (2018). Other Faculty Research and Publications. 126.