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Seminar: Ann Willyard, Scientific Names

August 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk will give you some great reasons not to ONLY use common names for plants, and then explain in simple terms how to understand and use their scientific names. We will discuss plant names from a user’s perspective – much like how most of us want to learn how to drive but only specialists need to learn how to design and build an automobile. It will be based on a book by the same name that was self-published on Amazon as a print-on-demand and can be purchased using their ordering and printing system.

Ann Willyard taught Botany and Plant Systematics at Hendrix College in Arkansas. She earned a PhD from Oregon State University, a M.S. from California State University Chico, and a B.A. from University of California Santa Cruz. She has published and collaborated on botanical research papers and is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Botany. Ann grew up as the 4th generation working a small cattle ranch in the oak woodlands of northern California and was fortunate to spend many of her family vacations horse-packing into the Trinity Alps of northern California. She currently lives in Oregon, nearer to her children and grandchildren. Visit her web page at


The Tennessee Native Plant Society hosts monthly Native Plant Seminars. These seminars are held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Central Time (7:30 p.m. Eastern Time) and lasting about one hour. All members, and potential members, are welcome to join the meeting at no cost. The link to join this seminar is:


August 9, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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