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Plant Identification Workshop – Asteraceae

August 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The second plant identification workshop in our series this year will focus on plants in the Aster family (Asteraceae). The goal of these workshops is to enable beginners and non-botanists to identify many common native plants of Georgia in the field, and to understand how the plants relate to their environment. The workshops cover particular plant families and how to recognize common Georgia plants within the families.  Field ID, rather than keys, will be the means of identification for this introductory series, and the workshops will emphasize common names in addition to teaching the scientific names.

We will use both classroom and field time to examine primarily plants that will be blooming now since Asteraceae characteristics are mostly focused on the floral parts (the flowers!). We can expect to find and examine plants like sunflowers (Helianthus), rosinweeds (Silphium), black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia), boneset (Eupatorium) and perhaps an occasional blazing star (Liatris) or  goldenaster (Chrysopsis), plus thistle (Cirsium), coreopsis (Coreopsis) and more.

To register, you must be a GNPS or Georgia BotSoc member and space is limited to 14 attendees. Email the workshop leader Ellen Honeycutt at workshop1@gnps.org. The workshop will be held in Canton, GA.


August 13, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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