Friday, November 18, 2022, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom – “Cirsium grahamii: A Rare Purple Jewel in the Gila Wilderness” — presentation by John Gorey

In 2021, John was doing invasive plant surveys in the Gila Wilderness when he came across an unusual purple thistle. After keying it out as Cirsium grahamii he found out it had not been collected in nearly 20 years. Thanks to the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, he received funding in 2022 from the Jack and Martha Carter Conservation Fund to scour the wilderness for the thistle and unlock some of its secrets. Join us in November to see his findings.