Botanical Master Class – The Rose Family

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Date(s) - 05/25/2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve


The Rose Family is important to wildlife through the processes of pollination and seed dispersal. It also

includes important fruit and ornamental crops. In the Pennsylvania flora the Rose Family is made up of

28 genera (144 species) of woody and herbaceous plants. While species identification in many Rosaceae

genera is straightforward, others including the shadbushes and hawthorns provide an ongoing

challenge. We will try to understand what holds the family together as well as the characteristics that

allow us to recognize individual genera and species. Dr. Ann Rhoads is a botanist recently retired from

36 years of employment at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. She co-authored

The Plants of Pennsylvania, An Illustrated Manual, with Dr. Timothy A. Block.

This program takes place on Wednesday, May 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The fee for members is

$30. The fee for non-members is $35. Space is limited. Advance registration required. Call to register:

(215) 862-2924.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is located at 1635 River Rd. (Rt. 32), just two and half miles south of

downtown New Hope, PA. For more information about programs at the Preserve visit

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Charlie Sahner

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