Warm-Season Grasses of the Georgia Piedmont


Grasses are the most economically and ecologically important plant family but most of us know very little about them and fewer still know how to identify grasses. In this class, we will learn to recognize common fall-flowering grass species of the Georgia Piedmont. For the first half of the class, we will dissect grass plants to learn the basic structures that are useful for identification in the field. The last two hours of the class will be spent in the field examining a variety of native and exotic grasses. Bring a hand lens! Register and info at botgarden.uga.edu or 706–542–6156.


The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, Western Carolina University

Join us for our 35th Annual Conference! The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. Past participants of the conference have included landscape architects, commercial nursery operators, garden club members, botanists, and horticulturists from state highway departments, universities, native plant societies, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Info at www.wcu.edu, 828-227-7397 or learn@wcu.edu.