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Wildflower Identification Class • Douglas County

Sunday, Sep 21st, 2008
Lawrence, KS • Map

Lawrence Public Library, 2:30pm Have you ever seen a wildflower but couldn’t identify it? There are nearly 2100 species of wild flowering plants growing in Kansas (1700 native, 400 introduced) so the task of identifying them can be daunting. But there are some simple steps to follow that can make you a pro at identifying wildflowers and other plants. A slideshow presentation will provide the foundation for learning identifying characteristics of plants. You will learn how plants are named and divided into family, genus, and species. Furthermore, you will learn about historical connections, interdependence of flowers and insects, medicinal and horticultural uses, and plant use by wildlife and livestock. After the presentation, we will venture to Prairie Park Nature Center to do some “hands on” prairie wildflower identification. Class sponsored by Grassland Heritage Foundation.

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