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Six Sessions over 5 months learning about wild plant families

This will be run in person at the SLBI

Session 2: Lily, Rush, Grass and Sedge Families

One of six sessions, each of which will focus on 3-4 common wild plant families. You will be introduced to each family and their main vegetative and floral characteristics and then practice identification skills, using keys, and examine the plants in the field. This session will be on the lily, rush, grass and sedge families. Participants will use hand lenses to examine the plants. If possible please bring either of the two following books: The Wild Flower Key (Revised Edition, 2006) by Francis Rose & Clare O’Reilly or New Flora of the British Isles (2019) by Clive A. Stace.

Dr Mark Spencer, Forensic botanist and Botany Curator at The Linnean Society

Mark is one of our regular tutors, and is someone that everyone enjoys learning from, his knowledge is extensive and his manner extremely approachable and easy to understand.

Tickets: £40 per session All six sessions: £200 members/£220 non-members

Wild Plants 2 – June 20th : Lily, Rush, Grass and Sedge Families

Wild Plants 3 – July 11th : Pea, Mint and Figwort Families

Wild Plants 4 – August 1st: Borage, Daisy and Carnation Families

Wild Plants 5 – August 22nd: Goosefoot, Dock and Willow Families

Wild Plants 6 – Sept 12th: Aquatic Plants, including Duckweeds and the Pondweeds

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Field Botany Skills:  Identifying Wild Plants # 2 (6 in series)


The South London Botanical Institute
323 Norwood Road
London,EnglandSE24 9AQUnited Kingdom

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