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Members-Only Lecture: Getting to the Source of Our Native Plants: Does Provenance Matter?

Saturday, April 14 10:00 am
Saturday, April 14 11:00 am


As native plants gain popularity in the horticultural trade there are important issues and challenges that need to be considered. The potential for genetic exchange between cultivated native plants and wild plant populations means that our landscaping decisions have impacts beyond the boundaries of our yards. Does the geographic source of a plant matter as long as it’s a native species? Are cultivars of native species equivalent to naturally occurring populations? These topics are discussed and recommendations are given to help native plant enthusiasts make better-informed decisions for long-term survival of native species.

Dr. Dan Duran is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Sciences at Drexel University, where he has taught courses including Biodiversity, Entomology, and Native Plants & Sustainability. His research is focused on the discovery of new species and advancing the fields of taxonomy and systematics, and examining the important roles of insects and plants in functioning ecosystems. He is a co-author of the book A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada. Recently he co-founded The Mid-Atlantic Native & Threatened Insect Zoo.

Please note: Online registration for this event is now closed. However, you may RSVP electronically to Membership Coordinator Amy J. Goldstein at Please provide your name and telephone number in your response. All attendees must be current Preserve members.



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