North Carolina Botanical Garden


Putting it into Practice: Using the WOTAS Field Guide to Identify Native Wildflowers

with Laura Cotterman, former NCBG Publications and Publicity Coordinator, NC Natural Heritage Botanist

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Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Joslin Combined Classroom (C106 & C107)

Fee: $33 ($30 Members)


Published in 2019, the Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (WOTAS) field guide was co-authored by the instructor and staff of the NC Botanical Garden. Containing a key, color photos, and an introduction to wildflower habitats, the guide helps interested enthusiasts get acquainted with more than 1200 species of wildflowers found in the Atlantic Coastal states (NJ to Georgia, plus W Va). Best of all: you don’t need to be a botanist to use it! Learn how to use the guide in a relaxed, informative session. In the classroom, we’ll familiarize ourselves with the book’s approach and terms used in the key, and then try it out on plant samples brought indoors. Finally, we’ll take it into the field—the trails and plantings of the Garden. Bring your copy if you’ve already bought one, or purchase one when you register. We’ll also have a few classroom copies for use by those who aren’t ready to purchase.



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About the Instructor

Laura Cotterman has worked as both a professional botanist and an editor. She received an M.S. in plant ecology from NC State University and a B.S. in biology from Vassar College. She began her career as a seasonal botanist/ecologist for the N.C. Plant Conservation Program and then a botanist/data manager for the N.C. Natural Heritage Program. She was publications and publicity coordinator for the NC Botanical Garden from 2003 to 2014.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Native Plant Studies Elective Course: Credits - 0.25


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Joslin Combined Classroom (C106 & C107)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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