AE21 Summer Flora Identification

Wednesday June 16

1:00 PM  –  2:30 PM


Summer Flora Identification A

ONLINE* Five sessions: Wednesdays, June 16, 23, 30, July 7 and 14; 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Instructor: Scott Dean

$110** Adult Non-member (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. To become an Arboretum Member and receive discounts on all classes, go to our Membership page.)

BRN Core requirement***


Learn to identify seasonal native mountain flora using a non-technical keying system, while studying the characteristics of plant families, the basics of plant community and the natural and the cultural history of the flora of the Blue Ridge. Presented online with plant lists and pointers provided for conducting observations in the “field,” whether that's your own yard or neighborhood, at the Arboretum or sighted off trails in the region.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder.  A recording of each session will be made available to registered participants for a limited period for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts. Recordings are usually sent within 1 to 3 business days following each class or are posted to the Schoology site within the same time frame.


***Upon registration, participants will be asked to identify if they are seeking certificate credit through Arboretum certificate of merit programs or NC Environmental Education. Responses will prompt further communication regarding requirements and reporting for credit.



Scott Dean was born and raised in the mountains of southern Appalachia, specifically the coalfields of West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. He developed the original Ecology, Botany, and Zoology curricula for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Program, and has been both a classroom and field instructor with the program since its inception. He has led walks for UNC Asheville and the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, been a featured speaker at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Wildflower program, and spoken at various social and civic events in the Asheville area over the last twenty years.


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