Knowing Native Plants: From Flowers to Seeds

Start Date
11/03/2018
End Date
11/03/2018
Description
How do angiosperms reproduce sexually? Ed Lignowski, Ph.D. will answer that question in this new program by discussing the life cycle of flowering plants from pollination to fruit/seed dispersal. General anatomy of flowers will be covered, and specific examples of native plants will be used to illustrate the many interesting differences in floral structure and function that occur in nature. The events following pollination leading to the development of fruits and seeds will be explained. Learn about the various types of native plant fruits and examples of how they provide nutrition for wildlife. Presentation/discussion followed by an outdoor tour.
Location
New Hope, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
3.0
Learning Outcomes
Learn the differences in floral structure and function that occur in nature.
Learn how pollination leads to the development of fruits and seeds.
Learn how native species of plants provide for native fauna.
Instructors
Ed Lignowski, PhD.
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Provider
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve


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