Native plants: in the garden and in the wild
Calling a plant “native” requires consideration of both time and place. In this presentation, learn about Oregon’s native plants—along with naturalized and exotic species—from the perspective of the Oregon Flora Project. We will consider the context from which native garden plants arise, and how they can be used in cultivated settings of gardens and landscapes. Hear updates on the latest resources about our state’s plants that are available from the OFP.
Copies of Volume 1 of the Flora of Oregon will be available for purchase ($75).
About the speaker: Linda Hardison is the director of the Oregon Flora Project (OFP) and a research assistant professor in the Botany & Plant Pathology Dept. at Oregon State University. She grew up in Texas, and received undergraduate degrees in botany and marine biology at the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend graduate school at the University of Washington, and received her Ph.D. in botany there in 1995. In 1996 Linda made Corvallis her home and began a post-doctoral position in the Botany Dept. at OSU. Linda has been director of the OFP since 2005.