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Virtual Lunchbox Talk: The Trillium of Mt. Cuba Center

with Amy Highland, Director of Collections, Mt. Cuba Center
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom webinar

Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee


Join Amy Highland, the Director of Collections at Mt. Cuba Center, as she shares her journey with Trillium conservation in the Eastern United States. As the national collection holder for Trillium, Mt. Cuba Center houses over 80 forms of trillium. These iconic spring wildflowers were recently the focus of a report outlining the conservation statuses of Trillium and threats to its persistence in the wild. This information will guide future conservation decision making. From stories in the field to outlining new hope, Amy will prepare you for your spring wildflower viewing.


This talk is paired with an excursion to the Melrose Mountain Preserve in Polk County. Registration details will be announced soon.



The North Carolina Botanical Garden has partnered with the Friends of Plant Conservation to offer several excursions and Lunchbox Talks that highlight some of our state's rarest plants and natural areas. 






Register here for Virtual Lunchbox Talk: The Trillium of Mt. Cuba Center

Registration open through 3/9/2023 11:50 AM

About the Speaker

Amy Highland obtained her degree in Public Horticulture from Purdue University and is currently the Director of Collections at Mt. Cuba Center. She manages both living and non-living collections, focusing on expanding the genetic diversity of the gardens.

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This Virtual Lunchbox Talk will be offered via Zoom Webinar. Information for accessing the event will be distributed the week of the talk.