Lunch and Learn: 'Ecological and Evolutionary Lessons of Spring'
with Peter White, NCBG Director
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture!
Garden Director Peter White explores the wonder of spring wildflowers in the eastern deciduous forest. We’ve all heard stories of plant adaptation—that a cactus has succulent stems and no true leaves in order to conserve water in the desert, for instance—but did you know that the special class of spring wildflowers called “spring ephemerals” tell an adaptational story just as dramatic, albeit one for our humid climate and the rhythm of temperature change? We’ll connect spring wildflowers with other big phenomena of the deciduous forest, fall color, and along the way we’ll meet the “backwards” plants that go about their leafing opposite to the seasons. Bring your favorite spring wildflower stories to share at the end of the talk.
Free, but please register in advance.