Francis Charles Rock, considered by many to be the father of Hawaiian botany. Born in Vienna, Austria in 1884, Rock arrived to Honolulu in 1907 at the age of 23, when he became the Territory‘s first botanist. He was responsible for creating the first university herbarium and planting more than 500 species of plants on the grounds of the UH. He published 56 papers and described many new plant species. The UH Manoa Herbarium has been named in his honor.