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MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Summer Wildflower Identification Workshop"

  • 08/31/2010
  • 7:30 PM
  • White Oak Library, White Oak, MD

Join Rod Simmons, MNPS member and botanist, for a hands-on plant identification workshop focusing on meadow, woodland edge, and roadside wildflowers of late summer. Emphasis will be placed on important and widespread native legumes like Tick-trefoils (Desmodium spp.) and Bush-Clovers (Lespedeza spp.), confusingly similar fall-blooming small white asters (Asteraceae), various goldenrods (Solidago spp.), late-blooming plants of the Mint Family (Lamiaceae), and others. Habitat requirements, distribution, and plant rarity will also be discussed. Live material will be used.

Bring: A hand lens is helpful, but not necessary for identifying most plants.

Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room. The library will be closed; enter the meeting room from the lower level.

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. Directions and map.

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.

The meeting is open to non-members.

Registration is not required.

Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.

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