W. J. Beal Botanical Garden Logo
The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden Logo is comprised of several parts representing Dr. William J. Beal's work in the plant sciences; botany, horticulture, and foresty. The promanent portion of the logo is an artistic representation of the Verbascum blattaria, Moth Mullein, flower. The flower represents the Verbascum blattaria seed as one of the most reliable seed that are periodically germinated as part of Dr. W. J. Beal's on-going, long-term, seed viability experiement which was begun in the autumn of 1879.
The grass leaves represent Beal's interest in the grasses, both his experiments in corn hybridization and his multi volume work on the grasses, one of the earliest and most comprehensive studies on this difficult subject.
The graphic in the lower right hand corner symbolizes the Red Cedar River and the banks on which the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is located.