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Plants That Store Their Seeds¦An Excursion
7 June, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
To enable us to comply with current restrictions on group sizes you need to RSVP or you will not be considered a part of our group on the day.
Location: Western Power reserve, Schofield Road, Wattle Grove
Time: 10 am, finishing around midday
Leader: Prof Byron Lamont. Prof Lamont is an international authority on plants that store their seeds on the plant, rather than in the soil.
The south-west of WA has the most diversity of species in the world of plants that have on-plant seed storage (known as serotiny). At the site we will visit, Prof Lamont found at least 30 plant species, from trees >8 m tall to understorey shrubs, storing their seeds in the crown of the plant. He will show us the plants there that store their seeds in their crown, how to determine how old the seeds are, and explain their function.
Please maintain a safe distance (1.5m) from other participants at all times. Numbers are limited to 20, dues to government restrictions.
No toilets on site but there are some at Forrestfield shops on Edinburgh Rd and also Hale Rd.
Meet: At the end of Schofield Rd, parking on verges.
Bring: Suitable shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather, hat, water.
Contact the Organiser, Tanya