North Carolina Botanical Garden


Bryophytes: Moss Identification & Natural History

with Blanka Aguero, Collections Manager of Bryophytes, Duke University Herbarium

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Date(s): Sundays March 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $130 ($117 Members)


Bryophytes include the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. These small plants are beautiful, diverse and often underappreciated. Students learn the basic biology and morphological characteristics of the major groups of bryophytes. The group will learn where to look for bryophytes during short field trips and how to use keys and field guides to identify locally common species.


No prerequisites; this course is intended for a broad audience.



Remaining Seats: 1

Registration open through 3/4/2018 11:59 PM EST

About the Instructor

Blanka received broad training in cryptogamic botany (the field traditionally including systematics and ecology of algae, fungi, bryophytes, and lichens) at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She obtained her Ph.D. there with a focus on mosses and liverworts. For last 14 years, she has been taking care of the Duke University Herbarium bryophyte collection, collecting bryophytes all around the world, and studying peat mosses and liverworts at the Duke Bryology Laboratory. She is a Carrboro resident.


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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Native Plant Studies Elective Course: Credits - 1


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