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Veni, Vidi, Vici! - Secrets to Understanding Botanical Names of Wildflowers
with Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium

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Dates: Saturday, February 8, 2020 

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Get to know the origins and meanings of the Latin names of plants. Explore scientific names that are mischievous, historic, honorific, wrong, descriptive and just plain fun! No verbs will be conjugated.

Fee: $24 (NCBG Members $22).


Registration open through 2/7/2020 11:00 AM EST



Remaining registrations: 2


About the Instructor or Presenter:


Alan Weakley is a plant systematist, plant community ecologist, biogeographer, and conservation biologist focused on the species and systems of the Southeastern United States. Prior to coming to UNC in 2002, he had an extensive career in applied conservation biology, working with the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, and NatureServe (the Association for Biodiversity Information). Alan is the author of Flora of the Southern & Mid-Atlantic States, a taxonomic manual covering about 7000 vascular plant taxa, now the standard in use across much of the Southeastern United States.

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