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Breaking Ground: “Spooky Plants” with Fay-Wei Li

Oct 29, 2020

“Spooky Plants” with Fay-Wei Li

 

October 29, 2020    12:00 PM ET

 

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A dark forest with the text Spooky Plants

Do you believe that plants are harmless inanimate objects that do nothing but sit around all day, looking pretty? Well, think again! To help you get in the mood for Halloween, please join us Thursday, October 29 at 12 noon ET, as we talk about Spooky Plants with Dr. Fay-Wei Li. Learn about mind-altering liverworts, toxic Wolf’s bane, killer ferns, and more. You may never view innocent-looking plants the same way again!

Dr. Fay-Wei Li is a plant evolutionary biologist who mostly focuses on “seed-free” plants (ferns, lycophytes and bryophytes), and anything that has a weird biology. During this Breaking Ground discussion, you will have the opportunity to engage live with Dr. Li over Zoom!

For a preview of what you can expect, check out this video of Dr. Li talking about killer plants:

 

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Boyce Thompson Institute
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Ithaca, NY 14853
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