North Carolina Botanical Garden

Plant Communities of North Carolina

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist

This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Dates and times:
Saturdays, June 1, 8, and 15: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22: Full-day field trip


Fee: $130 ($117 Members)


This course introduces students to North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in climate and soil types across the state as well as other factors have resulted in the creation of distinctive regions: subtropical maritime forests, salt marshes, longleaf pine savannas and sandhills, pocosins, oak-hickory forests, bottomland hardwoods, spruce-fir forests, rock outcrops and glades, relict prairies, and grasslands. Students explore the causes and history of North Carolina’s plant community diversity. Class sessions include nine hours of lecture and a full day field trip with Julie and UNC Herbarium director Alan Weakley. No prerequisites.



CEUs: This program confers 10.00 Continuing Education hours for NC Landscape Architects. The activity's course number is 13249. CE Hours Attestation Form [PDF].


Remaining Seats: 0

Registration open through 5/30/2019 11:59 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Julie Tuttle is a biogeographer and ecologist whose research focuses on forests of the Great Smoky Mountains.  She holds an M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia, and she is a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill.  For the last four years, she was also a lecturing fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, teaching first-year writing courses on ecology and citizen science.  She most enjoys being outside, whether she’s co-teaching forest ecology in the mountains of western North Carolina, or photographing plants and pollinators on a Piedmont roadside for her own citizen science project on iNaturalist.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Plant Communities of North Carolina: Credits - 1


This course fulfills a core requirement in our Certificate in Native Plant Studies program and in our Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration program.


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