Event Title: Chapter Meeting: Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants of Texas: Tough Plants for Tough Times
VMS-AT: AT: Hill Country Chapter Meeting (usually 1 hour, Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, and Presenter)
Comments: AT22-329 Chapter Meeting: Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants of Texas: Tough Plants for Tough Times, Kerrville, Presenter: Lonnie Childs (AT=1h)
Event Date: 8/22/2022
Event Time: 7:10p-8:10p
The presentation will begin after a short business meeting which starts at 6:30p, and a 10 minute intermission.
History and ethono-botanical uses of agaves and Yuccas in Texas.
Lonnie Childs will explore the Agaves and Yuccas of Texas with a particular focus on those which are most suitable for a Hill Country landscape. These plant families have long been a source of botanical interest to humans, serving as a valuable resource to Paleo-Americans in sustaining their lifestyle and piquing the early interest of botanical explorers in the New World who were fascinated by their unique forms. Today, Agaves and Yuccas are enjoying a resurgence in popularity for landscaping, since they provide both architectural and floral beauty and advantageous qualities for thriving in our increasingly hot and dry weather conditions.
Background on the ethno-botanical uses of Agaves and Yuccas, along with some interesting historical facts about these plants and their human interactions, will be provided. Lonnie will discuss the general characteristics of these plant families, their geographical distribution across Texas, and information about their general care. Finally, specific species which are most suitable for home landscaping use will be highlighted and explored in greater detail.
Cost: no charge
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UGRA Lecture Hall
125 North Lehmann Drive
Hill Country Chapter, TMN