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Wave Hill Garden Walk: Armored Plants

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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Many plants, like the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) and Dioscorea elephantipes (elephant’s foot) aren aturally protected with weapon-worthy spines or a thick coating of armor. Others, such as Sagittaria, have names that allude to armor-like aspects of their anatomy.

Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter  Charles Day leads a tour of these denizens of the garden, all relevant to Bashford Dean, whose interest in both arms and ichthyology is the subject of the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery.


Perkins Visitors Center in Wave Hill
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Free with admission to the grounds. $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children ages 6 through 18

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