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The Botany of Thanksgiving Dinner

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Price: 
FREE
Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Paleontology Hall
Description

In the eyes of a botanist, Thanksgiving is a celebration of the plants in our lives: potatoes, carrots, cloves, lettuce, celery, sage, and of all the holiday foods that people savor, from stuffing to cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie.  Turkey may be the star, but the plants on the menu give it that extra oomph. In her talk Professor Pamela Diggle will explore the biology of the plants we eat, what makes them delicious, and the role of that deliciousness in the lives of those plants. Interested in reading a little more about Professor Diggle, click here!

Presenter(s)
Pamela Diggle Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology CU-Boulder