Native Plants in the Landscape - Native Vines are Climbing Everywhere
Over 50 species of native vines occur in Pennsylvania. While that’s only a small fraction of the 1,700+ species of indigenous plants in the state, the vines stand out. Many species have stunning flowers, and are - or could be - used ornamentally. A great many native insects, including showy butterflies and moths, are dependent upon vines. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird has co-evolved an intimate relationship with a few species. Scrumptious fruit of grapes are avidly sought by all manner of animals. There are even species that can elevate you to hallucinogenic highs! This talk will be a pictorial ramble through the world of Pennsylvania’s vines, with an emphasis on how they interact with animals. Maybe you’ll be inspired to start a vinery!
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn about biologically significant native vines in Pennsylvania.
2. Examine possible and known horticultural/ornamental uses for native vines.
3. Learn about native vines’ relationship with various native animals.
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