North Carolina Botanical Garden


Flowering Plant Families

with Olivia Lenahan, Ph.D Horticultural Science

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Date(s)Sundays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27

Time: 1:15-4:45 p.m.

Fee: $130 ($117 Members)


This course builds on the information covered in Plant Taxonomy and focuses on the study of plant diversity by targeting twenty major and fairly stable plant families found in North Carolina. Classroom discussions of evolutionary adaptations and relationships are combined with field studies in the Garden and close-up examination of representative examples.  


Prerequisite: Plant Taxonomy.  



Remaining Seats: 6

Registration open through 10/4/2019 11:00 AM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Olivia Lenahan is a horticulturist and scientific editor. She received her M.S. in horticultural science from Washington State University, studying crop load dynamics of sweet cherry trees. She holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and focused her research on the cold hardiness of Styrax americanus (American snowbell). Currently she edits and produces publications for a peer-reviewed journal based in the Forest Biomaterials department at North Carolina State University. She has taught courses in botany, plant family taxonomy, and native plants for shade and groundcovers.


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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Flowering Plant Families: Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program.

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