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Woodland Wildflower Tour • Johnson County

Wednesday, Apr 19th, 2017 @ 1pm
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens • 8909 W. 179th. St. • Overland Park, KS • Map

Thousands of spring wildflowers grow and thrive along the mulched paths that lead visitors down in the beautiful woodlands at the Overland Park Arboretum. This is your opportunity to see these stunning ephemerals before the trees fully leaf out, the shade canopy takes over, and these treasures of early spring go dormant for the rest of the year.
Among the forty species and varieties of natives along the trails are Trout Lily,Jack in the Pulpit, False Rue Anemone, Blue-eyed Mary, Solomon Seal, Turks Cap Lily and Native Wild Geraniums. Many of these are the same wildflowers you will see on a hike in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. We may also see the yellow flowers of the very rare Leatherwood.
The tours will be led by experienced naturalists Lynda Ochs and Ken O’Dell. Wear your walking shoes and meet at the Visitor Center. Be ready to go at 1p.m.. If you are not a member or volunteer at the OP Arboretum there is a $3.00 fee to enter. Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th. Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66013.

Contact: Ken O'Dell 913 837-5112

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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* - KNPS sponsored/co-sponsored event