Native Plant Society of Texas, Fredericksburg Chapter Presents:
Orchids? Native to Texas?!
With Alan Smith, Environmental Consultant specializing in wetlands for 34 years, PhD in Plant Ecology
When you hear “Orchid”. What picture comes to mind? Hot, humid jungles with the chatter of macaws and parrots? Exotic displays of single plants at the florist’s shop?
Do you think exotic wild flowers on the Edwards Plateau?
Texas is home to 54 species of orchids. Each is terrestrial, growing in the soil rather than attached to trees or rocks. The majority (36 varieties) grow in wet Texas bogs and woodlands east of Austin. That leaves 18 delicate beauties to enhance the cool. damp canyons and riparian areas of the Edwards Plateau and the TransPecos mountains.
Alan Smith, a member of the Fredericksburg chapter, brings experience as a PhD in Plant Ecology and 34 years as an environmental consultant specializing in wetlands to help us discover the exotic beauty under our feet, and the beauties we may bring into our homes.
Come discover the exotic in your life.
6:30 p.m. Light refreshments and social; 7:00 meeting