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Spring Has Sprung For “Plant Natives” Talks At UTC

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot), a fragile spring flower.
Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones
Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot), a fragile spring flower.

Let’s stay outdoors - and talk about plants.

This Saturday, The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones hosts its annual “Plant Natives” symposium here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - in the UC auditorium, also available on Zoom.

A week from Saturday - on March 19th - the Native Plant Marketplace and Expo will be held at the First Horizon Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga.

Kristina Shaneyfelt is the Chapter’s president.

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