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Monthly Program -- The Mysterious Biology of Native Orchids

Speaker: Dr Douglas E Gill, Professor Emeritus, Dep't of Biology, UMD

Through 37 years of persistent field study and experimentation, Dr. Gill has been relentlessly pursuing the elusive answer to one of botany's great questions: Why do wild orchids commonly fail in their pollination and fruit/seed set? In this updated presentation Dr. Gill pieces together the surprising explanation of this beautiful but enigmatic native wildflower.

Location: Kensington Library.

Directions: From the Washington Beltway (I-495)

Take Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue, north to the third signal after the Beltway. Turn left onto Knowles and go 2 1/2 blocks to the library on the right.

The meeting is open to the public.

Registration is not required.

More information: The Mysterious Biology of Native Orchids

For information on this event: http://mdflora.org/ViewEvent.ashx?eventId=848984

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  • Kerry W.

    Very interesting information. Doug was a great presenter!

    March 26, 2014

  • Matt

    The speaker, Doug Gill, gave a fascinating account of the 38 years he has devoted to studying a population of pink lady slippers in Virginia and the surprises they have thrown at him.

    March 25, 2014

  • Matt

    I haven't heard otherwise from anyone on our board so it should be happening.

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,
    I am wondering if this event is still happening tonight despite the snowy conditions outside?

    March 25, 2014

  • Karyn M.

    http://goorchids.northamericanorchidcenter.org/ A separate but related project that may be of interest.

    March 19, 2014

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