Plant Study: Asteraceae

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Thursday, September 3, 10:00am-1:00pm

Instructor: Dr. Ross Bayton

Asters and goldenrods are the glue that hold the late summer garden together, and carry it into autumn. The final course in our 2020 Plant Study series, this class explores everything the Asteraceae, or composite, family has to offer, from goldenrods and asters to Eupatorium and Vernonia. Heronswood Taxonomist Dr. Ross Bayton will highlight some of the most garden-worthy species and cultivars in the family, explore their identification and biology, as participants tour Heronswood’s extensive, beautiful collection of Aster family members.
* This class will be held outside while walking the garden, so please dress according to the weather.

Class size: 25
Cost: $35 members / $50 non-members
Contact: Ross Bayton, Assistant Director, at
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Note: Thank you for your interest in taking a class at Heronswood. In order to abide by the restrictions placed upon us by State and Tribal authorities, we have changed the format of some of our classes. All will be held outside in order to allow for social distancing. Masks must be worn by all attendees and staff. We are unable to provide food or beverages. In order to ensure all attendees can hear the instructor, we will be making use of a wireless microphone and ear-sets system (all components sanitized before and after use).