Philadelphia Botanical Club


Botanical Club meetings are open to the public.

Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Unless otherwise stated, they are held at the Marvin Comisky Conference Center, Blank Rome LLP at One Logan Square (at the corner of 18th and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia). Enter from the 18th Street courtyard behind the Logan Hotel. Finding the entrance is not straightforward, so if you have not been there before, we recommend that you take a look at our map.

If you have an idea for a future program, please contact the Program Committee chair, David Hewitt. A list of previous meetings is available.

Fall 2017

September 28
Members' Reports on Summer Botanizing

Members are invited to bring photos, slides, or specimens to show.
October 26
Bulbs of Turkey

Yasemin Konuralp (author of Wild Flowers of Turkey)
November 16
Building a Checklist and Mapping the Flora, Resetting the Bar for Maryland

Wes Knapp (North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
December 14
Note the change of program
The Gentle Green Shroud: Vegetation of Cemeteries and their Critical Role in Environmental Land Management

David Hewitt (past president of the Philadelphia Botanical Club)
The meeting will be followed by a holiday party.

Spring 2018

January 25
Every Square Foot: Experimenting with Native Plants in the Home Landscape

John Janick (Good Host Nursery)
February 22
Seeing into the Future: The Plight of Plants and Ecosystems with Climate Change

Clint Springer (Saint Joseph's University)
March 22
Lichens of Mercer County, New Jersey

Dennis Waters
April 26
Mid-Atlantic Megalopolis: Understanding Urbanization through Plant Specimens

Tatyana Livshultz (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University) and Cindy Skema (Morris Arboretum)
May 24
Environmental Niche Divergence in Southeastern Kalmia Species: Integrating Phylogeny, Community Composition and Ecology

Tesa Madsen-Queen (Bayard Long awardee)
Chamaedaphne calyculata