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Seminar - Ephemerals

  • March 08, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • KBGA Gardens

Spring Ephemerals Flower: But Then What?
Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 6pm-7pm
Location: 2743 Wimpole Av, Knoxville, TN 37914

Cost: Free for Members, $5 Non-member

Spring ephemeral flowers– like daffodils, trilliums, and tulips– are show stoppers and head turners, but what role do they play in wild ecosystems?

We all love our spring daffodils and other ephemeral flowering plants. Though they rarely do in our garden, these plants commonly go to seed in the wild: but then what? Join Dr. Charles Kwit of the UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries as he talks about the ecological role of the seeds produced by flowers like daffodils, buttercup, violets and others when they grow in the wild.

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