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Medicinal & Poisonous Plants Tour

Event Location: 
U.S. Botanic Garden
Plant tours at the U.S. Botanic Garden

This event has already occurred — Many important medicines are derived from plants, but too much of a good thing can be dangerous. During a walking tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, Biochemist and USBG Volunteer Beth Burrous will feature poisonous and medicinal plants growing at the U.S. Botanic Garden. She will talk about famous, interesting and sometimes fatal cases of poisoning by plants. You will also see and learn about plants used to make life-saving medicines.

Date: Tuesday, March 11
Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory Garden Court 
FREE: No pre-registration required
 
For more information about the U.S. Botanic Garden visit: www.usbg.gov.
 
 
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