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Nature Talk: “Wicked Plants of Oregon”

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nature Talk: Wicked Plants of Oregon

Thursday, May 11, 6:00-7:00 pm

Join John Savage of the Straub Environmental Center and Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon for a presentation about some of the most dangerous and deadly native plants in our state. Inspired by Amy Stewart’s book, Wicked Plants, this slideshow will highlight the different ways plants defend themselves with examples of noxious, poisonous and carnivorous plants, including:

  • A stately blue flower that can shut down your breathing
  • A relative of Queen Anne’s Lace that causes second-degree burns if you brush up against it on a sunny day.
  • A prehistoric-looking shrub that is armed to the teeth and can cause nasty wounds if you grab it
  • A cheery red berry that, if eaten, can stop your heart
  • And a tiny algae that if ingested, can cause seizures vomiting and paralysis

Location: The Eco Hub | 1313 Mill Street SE  | Salem, Oregon 97301

Cost: $5 suggested donation at the door

For more information call 503-779-5414 or email Info@StraubEnvironmentalCenter.org


May 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Native Plant Society of Oregon
Straub Environmental Center


Eco Hub at Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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