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Flowering Plant Families: Virtual

with Scott Zona, Ph.D., Botanist, co-editor, PALMS, the journal of the International Palm Society

This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Dates: Fridays, November 4, 11 and 18

Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM ET

Fee: $135 ($122 Members)


This course builds on the information covered in Plant Taxonomy and focuses on the study of plant diversity by targeting twenty major and fairly stable plant families of flowering plants found in North Carolina. Classroom discussions of evolutionary adaptations and relationships are combined with close-up examination of representative examples. In this virtual class, pre-recorded lectures will be shared ahead of live Zoom discussions. 

No prerequisite.



Remaining Seats: 0

Registration open through 11/3/2022 12:00 PM EST

About the Instructor

Scott Zona holds a B.S. in horticulture and an M.S. in botany from the University of Florida. His Ph.D. in botany is from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University, California. He has explored for plants in Florida, California, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Pacific islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea and Madagascar. His interests are in the diversity and natural history of tropical plants, especially palms, salvias and bryophytes, and has published over 160 articles on these topics.  Scott is co-editor of the International Palm Society’s quarterly journal, PALMS. He now gardens in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Certificate in Native Plant Studies Credits

Flowering Plant Families: Credits - 1
Certificate in Native Plants Core Course: Credits - 1



This program will be offered online via Zoom.
A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.

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