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  "A Rosa by Any Other Name...  
(Seminar/Conference)

Friends of the Garden Lecture
"A Rosa by Any Other Name...
De-mystifying Plant Nomenclature"
Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor & Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden

Plant common names are easy to remember but not always accurate and certainly not universal; Linneaus really was doing us a favor with the creation of binomial nomenclature! Botanical names can give wonderful insight into to the nature of the plant as well as its relationship to other plants. Glimpses of the rich history of plant exploration can also be revealed within a plant's name, opening the door for some discussion of the great plant explorers and collectors. You'll be far more comfortable with botanical names by the end of the
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Location: Fralin Auditorium
Price: $20 general public/FREE Friends of the Garden members
Contact: Stephanie Huckestein
E-Mail: vtgarden@vt.edu
540-231-5970
   
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