The Asteraceae (Aster Family) is a large and diverse family that is especially well-developed in North America. Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region are home to a particularly rich diversity of native plants in the Aster Family. Join botanist Rod Simmons for an in-depth presentation of the many native species of Solidago, Eupatorium, and Aster (formerly) in Maryland. The talk will focus on identification of the common species, but will also include uncommon and rare ones and habitats throughout the state where they may be found. Live plant material will be available for hands-on identification.
There will be a Fall Conference Committee meeting before the meeting, starting at 6:30pm. New volunteers are welcome! For more information, please contact Carole Bergmann, carolebergmann @ hotmail.com.
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.