South African landscape

Richtersveld Revisited: Winter-Growing Succulents

Thu., Feb. 14, 2019 | 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center
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Free; no reservations required.
Add to Calendar 02/14/2019 02:30 PM 02/14/2019 03:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Richtersveld Revisited: Winter-Growing Succulents Visit page - The Huntington - Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center

John Trager, curator of desert collections at The Huntington, gives a slide presentation about his 2015 trip to South Africa's Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces, the native habitat of many winter-growing succulents seen in Desert Garden. The expedition spanned the provinces' winter rainfall regions from Cape Town in the southwest to the drier desert of the Richtersveld in the north, with many stops along the way to photograph aloes, crassulas, mesembs, and other succulents. A plant sale follows the talk.