Identifying Natives with Newcomb's, Framingham, MA

Wednesdays, July 14 and 21, 2010
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Garden in the Woods
180 Hemenway Rd
Framingham, MA 01701

In this New England Wildflower Society lecture learn to use Lawrence Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide for the first time or revisit an old friend to understand why this book remains one of the most popular and useful field guides for a non-botanist (botanists like it too). With its unique key, short accurate descriptions, and sensitive drawings by Gordon Morrison, you will be able to identify both woody and herbaceous native plants from rare wild flowers to tiny interesting weeds. Even if you have used this book before, you will enjoy getting to know about Newcomb’s history, his close observations in the field and in his own garden that helped him create a book light enough to carry, yet filled with 1,375 wildflowers, shrubs and vines of the Northeastern United States.

Course Code: bot2221
Instructor: Carol Govan
Fee: $55 (Member) / $65 (Nonmember)
Limit: 16  

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July 14, 21, 2010