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March 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Unraveling Botanical Names (Part II)

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Continue your study of scientific plant names in Part II of Mt. Cuba’s botanical nomenclature series. Amy Highland, director of collections and conservation lead at Mt. Cuba, explains how to pronounce botanical names and reveals how they provide extra layers of understanding about plants: where they come from, who discovered them, and what groups they belong to. Learn ways to interpret the secret language of plants and take your aptitude for gardening to new heights.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Sunday, March 12, 2023

About the Instructor:
Amy Highland obtained her degree in Public Horticulture from Purdue University and is currently the Director of Collections and Conservation Lead at Mt. Cuba Center. She manages both living and non-living collections, focusing on expanding the genetic diversity of the gardens and coordinating the Center’s conservation efforts.

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