LUNCHBOX Talk: Let's Talk About Sex (in Plants)
with Damon Waitt, NCBG Director
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Fee: Free, preregistration required.
Heterostyly, dioecy, monoecy, polygamy…oh my! The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species have long intrigued evolutionary biologists including Charles Darwin who penned a book by the same name in 1877. Separating sexual function between different individuals carries risks, especially for sedentary organisms. Picture yourself on a deserted island…alone. Nevertheless, many plants take that chance to ensure cross-fertilization between individuals. Join Garden Director Dr. Damon Waitt, on an exploration of the ecological and evolutionary consequences of sex…in plants.