Wild Edible, Poisonous, and Sacred Plants


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States

Fridays, April 10, 17, and May 1, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Leader: Paul W. Cox
Registration Fee: $45 for the series
Register By: Apr. 3
Enrollment: 12 min. / 16 max.

Explore the variety of wild edible, poisonous, and sacred plants in our region, and learn to recognize the traits that make them distinct. Enjoy a slide show and lecture the first session, followed by two field trips to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat, water, sunscreen and snacks. Participants pay the entrance fee to the Botanical Garden.

Paul W. Cox has served San Antonio as botanist for over 30 years. An Alumnus of Stephen F. Austin State University, Paul is an international speaker on horticulture, native plants, endangered plant species, prehistoric flora and tropical plants and has named and released many new plants. He serves as continuing and master naturalist instructor on botany, tree identification and horticulture. He is senior co-author with Patty Leslie Pasztor of Texas Trees-A Friendly Guide, winner of two awards for significant contribution to horticulture.

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