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Congratulations to the winners of Name That Plant Ticket Giveaway #1 —
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest…if you didint’ win this time try again in the BOTANICA Name That Plant Ticket Givewawy #2 (deadline for entries is 1/12).
The first 2 people to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct LATIN name for this plant win 2 free tickets to a performance of BOTANICA.
Entries must be received by Thursday, Jan. 12.
The first 3 people to email email@example.com with the correct LATIN name for this plant (known as “Chet’s Special Plant”) win 2 free tickets to a performance of BOTANICA.
Entries must be received by Thursday, Jan. 5.
Rabbi Ginsburgh on Photosynthesis
Attended rehearsal today and again became very curious about plants and how little I know.
For example, I did not know that the USDA hosts a website http://plants.usda.gov/java/ with a homepage feature “Plant of The Week.”
This week’s lucky plant is the Philadelphia fleabane
(Erigeron philadelphicus), which actually grows in every state in the U.S. except Arizona and Utah. I also enjoyed checking out the “Culturally Significant” plants on this site.
The Latin names of plants are mysterious and exotic, unless you know Latin. Here’s a plant pronunciation guide I found helpful.