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Explorations in Natural Sciences

DBGenus: Parkinsonia (Cercidium)


Now - May 11, 2013

Class has been CANCELLED.

Saturday | 9 - 11 a.m.



The Garden is committed to giving students an in-depth look at their favorite groups of desert plants. Each plant grouping, or genus, will be examined in terms of taxonomy (classification), morphology (structure), ethnobotany and horticulture. This unique approach to the plants in the Garden's collection will provide new perspectives whether you are walking our trails, gardening in your backyard or just enjoying nature.

Explore the diversity of the genus Parkinsonia. This genus is home to trees native to semi-desert regions of the Americas and Africa, including our beloved palo verdes and Arizona's state tree, Parkinsonia florida. Discover how these trees' adaptations to desert conditions have made them incredibly versatile species for our landscapes. This is a classroom and trailside course.

  • Class enrollment limit: 25

Natural Science classes sponsored by Maricopa Audubon Society

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