Horticultural Hall

There once was a palace in Fairmount Park:

https://www.phillyhistory.org/blog/index.php/2017/11/the-demise-and-demolition-of-horticultural-hall/

 

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Building a checklist and mapping the flora

On the evening of Thursday the 16th of November, beginning at 7:30PM, the Philadelphia Botanical Club will have its monthly meeting, and Wesley Knapp, of the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, will talk about botanical studies, including his and his colleagues’ work on the Atlas of the Maryland Flora, in a lecture titled “Building a Checklist and Mapping the Flora, Resetting the Bar for Maryland”.

For more information, see here: http://darwin.ansp.org/hosted/botany_club/meeting.html

About the Atlas – “before this current effort the Flora of Maryland has never been critically vetted despite over 300 years of botanical investigation. This Checklist of the Maryland Flora (Knapp & Naczi submitted) treats 3519 taxa, includes a specimen citation for each entry, and contains fully vetted excluded flora section. The Atlas of the Maryland Flora (www.MarylandPlantAtlas.org) is a collaborative effort among many partners including, but not limited to, the Maryland Biodiversity Project, the University of Maryland, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Maryland Natural Heritage Program to map the flora at the quad scale.”