Aquatic and Wetland Plant ID: Lakes and Ponds
|When||June 15, 2019, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM|
|Where||McMillan Greenhouse at UNC Charlotte main campus|
|Speaker(s)||Amy Tipton, assistant director, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens|
|Registration Details & Deadlines||https://ecom.uncc.edu/C21561_ustores/web/classic/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=924&SINGLESTORE=true|
|Who is Invited||General Public|
|Parking Details||McMillan Greenhouse has five visitor-parking spaces available directly in front of the greenhouse. We ask that these be reserved for visitors unless there is a mobility concern. Parking is free on campus on weekends unless there is a sign indicating the space is reserved.
Learn about the different habitats, growth zones, and wetland indicator status of native aquatic and wetland plants of the Piedmont. Become familiar with differing plant adaptations to water inundation and immersion while learning the morphological characteristics of many families and genera of plants represented in these unique ecosystems in the central Carolinas. Students will learn to identify common wetland and aquatic plants of lacustrine (still water) environments in the region – both natives and significantly invasive non-natives. An optional canoe/kayak field trip on Sunday, June 16, will offer a chance to see many of these plants in a natural setting.