Wave Hill Garden Walk: Armored Plants
Saturday, October 5, 2013
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
This event repeats every 5 days between 10/5/2013 and 10/10/2013.
Many plants, like the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.) and Dioscorea elephantipes (elephant’s foot) are naturally 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. This walk repeats October 10.