Open as scheduled

The U.S. Botanic Garden is open as scheduled, having been funded for the current fiscal year.

Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Fruits

Event Date: 
Thu, May 31, 2018

Dr. Susan Pell, USBG Deputy Executive Director
Did you know that bananas and avocados are berries and apples are mostly non-fruit tissue? Join Susan as she discusses fruit structure and function. Take a tasting journey through fruit morphology as we explore the Conservatory's (and local grocery stores') bounty. Topics such as true vs. accessory fruits, fruit layers (pericarp), seed arrangement (placentation), and the evolutionary role of fruit will be explored and explained.

DATE: Thursday, May 31
TIME: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Tour meets in the center of the Garden Court
FREE: This program is full