North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: The North Carolina Wildflower of the Year - A Retrospective

with Heather Summer, NCBG Seed Program Coordinator
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


The North Carolina Wildflower of the Year Program is a collaborative effort between the North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of North Carolina. For the past 37 years, this program has encouraged the use and propagation of native plants in the home landscape by promoting a different North Carolina native species each year and distributing seeds to interested gardeners in the southeastern United States. The NC Wildflower of the Year Program is a part of the 'conservation through propagation' theme of the Garden that strives to ensure that wild populations of native species are not damaged by unethical harvesting or over-collecting. Come hear a retrospective on this long-held and much loved Garden program.


Registration open through 1/22/2020 5:00 PM

About the Speaker

Heather Summer is the Seed Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Botanical Garden.  She has a B.S. in Biology (with a concentration in botany) from Florida State University and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia.  Prior to joining the Garden, Heather worked as a regional vegetation ecologist and project manager for NatureServe in Durham, and as a field biologist for the Florida Natural Areas Inventory in Tallahassee, FL and the J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, GA.

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