Native Plant Trust


Sunday, April 21, 2024—Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The Ericaceae of New England: Diversity, Ecology, and Phylogeny

With over 4100 species found across the globe, the Ericaceae—commonly known as the Heath Family— is an incredibly diverse group of flowering plants. New England is home to a broad assortment of these species, many of which grow—and thrive—in some of the region’s most challenging environments. Through the consideration of a subset of these species, this class will explore some of the traits and interspecific relationships that contribute to the ecological success of the Ericaceae. Additionally, we will touch on the phylogenetic (evolutionary) relationship that exists among some species in this group.

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Date/time detailsTuesday, May 21, 2024, 6 - 7 PM
Program codeBOT3814
Fee$17 (Members)/$20 (Nonmembers)
InstructorSam Gilvarg
CertificateElective: Basic or Advanced, Botany