UT Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Dr. Edward Schilling will be giving a lecture on the Asteraceae family, more commonly know as the sunflower family. One of the largest plant families, it includes marigolds, asters, daisies, dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers, and more. Dr. Schilling’s research specializes in the Asteraceae family and this seminar will have something for everyone, from the professional gardener to the casual flower admirer.
From Dr. Schilling: “This presentation will look at the features that characterize the sunflower family, including its distinctive “flowers” (that are actually formed from multiple small individual blossoms), review its history and geographic distribution, and survey some of the prominent cultivated members in the family. Finally, the stories of a few of the “true” sunflowers that occur in the southeastern U.S., including the Jerusalem Artichoke and the Confederate Daisy, will be presented.”
February 21, 2019
Cost: Free for Members, $5 Non-members