North Carolina Botanical Garden


Spring Flora

with Milo Pyne, Plant Ecologist

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Date(s): Saturdays, March 16, April 13, April 20, and May 18

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

Fee: $130 ($117 Members)


This course is intended for a broad audience as well as for students who are enrolled in either of the NCBG certificate programs. Field trips and exercises provide experience in the use of identification keys and recognition of plants in a natural setting. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of basic plant morphology, naming conventions for plants and the history of scientific naming, how to identify the prominent plants of the season using a dichotomous key and field characteristics, all through a season-specific lens.


No prerequisites.


NOTE: Field sessions may involve moderate off-trail hiking; be prepared for weather conditions. The first session will take place at NCBG, and the remaining sessions will take place elsewhere in the Triangle. (Past locations have included Eno River State Park and Willy Duke's Bluff.) Locations will be made available as soon as they are decided.


CEUs: This program confers 10.00 Continuing Education hours for NC Landscape Architects. The activity's course number is 13251. CE Hours Attestation Form [PDF].


Remaining Seats: 0

Registration open through 3/14/2019 11:59 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Milo is a native of Durham and has a B. S. Degree in Botany from N. C. State University. He is currently a Senior Regional Ecologist at NatureServe’s Southeastern US Office in Durham, NC, and has a long-term interest in the conservation of plants and natural communities, as well as the medicinal uses and folklore of plants.


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Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Seasonal Local Flora classes: 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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