Meet the Sunflower Family
Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
- Monday, August 26, 2013
Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Instructor: Mary Carroll
Location: Arroyo Rooom
Join Mary Carroll for this plant identification class focusing on native plants and flowers of summer
The Aster family, formerly known as compositae, features plants with flower heads made up of many tiny flowers arranged in a central disc, with outer petals giving the overall inflorescence its daisy-like shape. Sunflowers, coneflowers, goldenrods, and many other wildflowers belong to this family.
Learn to identify members of the sunflower using technical keys from the Jepson Manual. Terminology and identification tips will be included, along with brief walks in the Garden.
Bring the Jepson Manual, second edition (a few will be available for use) and a 10x handlens.