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Hortus Arboretum – Field Study
June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The tour will focus on some of the arboretum’s more unusual plants and will highlight plants that produce wonderful food for wildlife and people alike.
A few highlights will include native plants such as Ptelea trifoliata ‘Aurea’, American Persimmon, and Zanthoxylum Americanum, an important host plant to the largest North American butterfly. Non-native trees and shrubs will include plants such as Maclura tricuspidata with its tasty mulberry-lychee-like fruit, Zanthoxylum simulans that produces the tingly fruits found in Szechuan cooking, and Pterostyrax hispida, with its unusual epaulet-like flowers among many, many more.
Transportation from BBG for an additional $10 fee is available for a limited number of participants.