The Blue Ridge Wildflower Society and Roanoke College are proud to host special guest Dr. Timothy Spira College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Roanoke College’s Massengill Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
Spira will present a program about his recent book “Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.”
Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach by identifying plants in their natural communities. This approach better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don’t live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways.
The format of Spira’s book allows readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants.
Come and learn about the wonderful beauty all around us here in Southwest Virginia.
Submitted by the Blue Ridge Wildflower Society