Talk On Native Plants At Longwood Herbarium

Published 5:24 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A talk on Longwood University’s Harvill-Stevens Herbarium, the world’s largest collection of Virginia native plants, will be given Tuesday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the Greenwood Library atrium on the campus.

The talk, “The Harvill-Stevens Herbarium: A Longwood University Historical Collection,” will be given by Erika Gonzalez, botanist and curator of the collection of 75,000 dry plant specimens. Light refreshments will be served after the talk, which is free and open to the public, and attendees will have an opportunity to win one of three Barnes & Noble gift cards.

The Harvill-Stevens Herbarium, founded in 1963 and housed in Greenwood Library, is considered one of the finest and most significant collections of vascular plant specimens in the mid-Atlantic region. It was established by the late Dr. Alton M. Harvill Jr., an expert on Virginia flora who taught biology at Longwood from 1963-83.

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For more information on the April 15 event, contact Amanda Hartman, 434-395-2443, or Lydia Williams, 434-395-2432.