July 5, 2020

Our Titan Arum started blooming on the Fourth of July!  Here is a live webcam link.  It emerged from its corm in Woods Greenhouse on June 1 and had reached a height of 7ft when it opened!  This is the first time this 8 year old plant has bloomed.  Native to the rainfor...

April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day!   Latest issue of the Plant Press is out and in it Dr. Evans talks about what it is like teaching at Sewanee during the COVID-19 crisis.  Also, Mary Priestley reviews the history of Earth Day at Sewanee and Yolande Gottfried describes opportunitie...

April 18, 2020

Looking for something fun to do with plants while you are sheltering in place.   Download Mary Priestley's wonderful new Virtual Natural Journal.  The following chapters are available:  Spring Wildflowers, Summer Wildflowers, Late Summer and Fall Wildflowers, and...

April 8, 2020

The Herbarium Fellows were just getting acquainted with their new charges when they had to leave campus.  Thanks to Cade and George who watered over spring break.  Here are some pictures of plants that have been flowering recently in the Woods Lab Greenhouse for all to...

March 25, 2020

Cade Sterling is our newest Herbarium Fellow.  Cade is a Biochemistry major and has been the student leader on the Sassafras spatial population genetics project that Jason Palagi and I started last summer.  We are fortunate that Cade was able wrap up most of his lab wo...

March 6, 2020

Dr. Evans represented Sewanee at the second meeting of Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, March 2-6, 2020.  The purpose of the meeting was to bring together government agencies, land managers, botanical gardens,...

February 12, 2020

The second annual meeting of the Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance (TPCA) was held at the Nashville Zoo on Febuary 11.  Dr. Evans continues to serve on the steering committee of the TPCA, which he helped to launch in 2017.  Mark Pistrang, botanist for the Cherokee...

December 28, 2019

The Biology Department's Webb Greenhouse in Woods Lab is now home to a marvelous gift of over 200 species of tropical plants from the Vanderbilt University greenhouses formerly managed by Sewanee alum, Jonathan Ertelt.  Jonathan was tasked with redistributing the plant...

October 29, 2019

Sewanee Purple published an article about the history of the Sewanee Herbarium and the research students that have worked with Dr. Evans.  Article also gives the history of how Dr. Evans, as Director of the Landscape Analysis Lab at Sewanee, worked to promote the biolo...

October 9, 2019

Sewanee's moon tree outside the Woods Greenhouse was featured the public television show Tennessee's Wildside.   Dr. Evans and the Herbarium Fellows were interviewed in the video.    See Cade Sterling at 6:32 and Sidnee Everhart at  6:50....

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