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MNPS Meeting: "Summer Wildflower Identification Workshop"

  • 08/25/2009
  • 7:30 PM
  • White Oak Library

Join Dwight Johnson, longtime MNPS member and notable field trip leader, who will be "on-loan" from the Baltimore Chapter for a hands-on plant identification workshop focusing on meadow and roadside wildflowers of late summer. Emphasis will be placed on important and widespread plants such as the often under-appreciated yellow composites and thoroughworts of the Asteraceae; native legumes like tick-trefoils (Desmodium spp.) and bush-clovers (Lespedeza spp.); and some late-blooming plants of the Mint Family (Lamiaceae). Habitat requirements, distribution, and plant rarity will also be discussed. Live material will be used. A hand lens is helpful, but not necessary for identifying most plants.

There will be a mailing party before the meeting, starting at 6:30pm. Volunteers are welcome - the more helping hands, the merrier!

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.

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