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Thursday
22
MAR

Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Leaves

14:00
15:00
U.S. Botanic Garden
Event organized by U.S. Botanic Garden

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Ever wonder what the spots on the back of fern leaves are or how a banana tree's trunk is formed? Join Susan on a tour of the Garden and discover leaf structures and their various functions. Learn what parts of an acacia plant ants rely on and why palm trees have striped trunks. Topics such as leaf shapes, margins, adaptations, petioles, positions, and overall structural diversity will be explored and explained.

Presenter: Dr. Susan Pell, USBG Deputy Executive Director

DATE: Thursday, March 22
TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Tour meets in the center of the Garden Court
FREE: Pre-registration required at https://www.usbg.gov/events/2018/02/12/tour-marvelous-morphology-leaves