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Misunderstood Native Plants (Online)

Several native plants are often considered weeds because they don’t fit the popular idea of a garden plant. Join Leah Brooks as she explores how species that may not belong in a home garden benefit wildlife and beautify the natural landscape.

Canada goldenrod, Virginia creeper, and American pokeweed, oh my! These and other native plants like eastern poison ivy are often maligned as worthless weeds because they don’t fit into the popular idea of what a garden plant should be. Join Leah Brooks as she explores how species which may not be suitable for a home garden provide important wildlife benefits and add beauty to the natural landscape. This program takes place online on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. About the Instructor: Leah Brooks is Mt. Cuba’s Public Programs Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Delaware with dual bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Wildlife Ecology. She’s an avid contributor to the Delaware Native Plant Identification and Exchange group on Facebook. Her passion is sharing the joy of nature and native gardening with others.

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February 21, 2024

6:00PM - 7:30PM

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