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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Olivia Lenahan Shares Stories of Three Flowering Plant Families

(7 p.m.--welcome early to say hello )
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter


Please join us in welcoming Olivia Lenahan to share an overview and stories of three flowering plant families—the Euphorbiaceae (spurge), Rubiaceae (coffee), and the Ericaceae (heath), highlighting our wonderful southeastern native plants. Olivia teaches botany courses at the NC Botanical Garden and is a scientific editor at NC State University in the Forest Biomaterials Department. She received her M.S. in horticultural science from Washington State University, studying crop load dynamics of sweet cherry trees. She holds a Ph.D. from Iowa State University and focused her research on the cold hardiness of Styrax americanus (American snowbell).

We will meet on Wednesday, November 7th at 7 p.m. at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410 (phone 336-373-2923). All are welcome, though of course we hope you’ll be inspired to join the NCNPS and support efforts to plant more natives and wildlife habitat! When you join, you are added to the Triad NCNPS event announcement list.  There is also an informal listserv for members to share messages. To join that, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject “Triad NCNPS yahoo list” or join directly by visiting the Yahoo!Groups site and searching for “triadncwfps.” You can also visit the NCNPS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NCNativePlants/NCNPS to stay in touch.

Attendees usually arrive a little early to chat and to check out door prizes or books often donated by our marvelously generous members. Feel free to bring a native plant to share or save it for fundraisers at the spring and fall outings, or our annual picnic in June. Funds raised support native plant research mini-grants or scholarships to attend the wonderful Cullowhee Native Plant Conference in July.


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