Mountathon!

It’s February, and time for the herbarium’s mid-winter plant mountathon! Join curator Mary Priestley in the herbarium (Spencer Hall, first floor) on Saturday morning, February 17, 9:30-11:30, for an introduction to the herbarium and to  help mount our backlog of specimens. Learn

Mountathon!

It’s February, and time for the herbarium’s mid-winter plant mountathon! Join curator Mary Priestley in the herbarium (Spencer Hall, first floor) on Saturday morning, February 17, 9:30-11:30, for an introduction to the herbarium and to  help mount our backlog of specimens. Learn

Latest Issue Sewanee Plant Press

The Plant Press is out — the winter 2018 issue is in your mailbox if you’re a “Friend of the Herbarium.” In addition to the lead article on post-baccalaureate fellow Shelby Meckstroth’s first semester activities, we share news on the

Latest Issue Sewanee Plant Press

The Plant Press is out — the winter 2018 issue is in your mailbox if you’re a “Friend of the Herbarium.” In addition to the lead article on post-baccalaureate fellow Shelby Meckstroth’s first semester activities, we share news on the

Save the Date

A community botanical art show, sponsored by the Sewanee Herbarium and titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” will be on display at Stirling’s Coffeehouse on the Sewanee campus February 23-March 21. Included are works by students, community members, children, and

Save the Date

A community botanical art show, sponsored by the Sewanee Herbarium and titled “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” will be on display at Stirling’s Coffeehouse on the Sewanee campus February 23-March 21. Included are works by students, community members, children, and

Visiting Sewanee’s H-tree

The “H” tree is a pair of white oaks on the side of the plateau below the War Memorial Cross. About 15 feet above the ground they share a branch, because against all odds the branch of one trunk grafted

Visiting Sewanee’s H-tree

The “H” tree is a pair of white oaks on the side of the plateau below the War Memorial Cross. About 15 feet above the ground they share a branch, because against all odds the branch of one trunk grafted

And Now the Fun Begins!

It’s wintertime, there’s snow on the ground, and “gardening” moves indoors. If you’ve got an amaryllis in bloom, dust some pollen from one flower onto the stigma of another to fertilize the seeds. Then, after the flowers have faded, leave

And Now the Fun Begins!

It’s wintertime, there’s snow on the ground, and “gardening” moves indoors. If you’ve got an amaryllis in bloom, dust some pollen from one flower onto the stigma of another to fertilize the seeds. Then, after the flowers have faded, leave

Ta-da!

This is the finished product — one of them anyway — of the herbarium’s wreath-making project. Except for the ribbon, it’s composed entirely of plant material: native grape (Vitis sp), Southern magnolia (M. grandiflora), and Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium). Let’s

Ta-da!

This is the finished product — one of them anyway — of the herbarium’s wreath-making project. Except for the ribbon, it’s composed entirely of plant material: native grape (Vitis sp), Southern magnolia (M. grandiflora), and Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium). Let’s