Check out this week’s featured specimen!
(Pictured below, really close up!)


Can you guess what it is? Here are some hints:

  • It is one of the tallest plants in the world, growing up to 330 ft (100 m).
  • Parts of this plant have been used to treat coughs, colds and rheumatism.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you're right and to learn more about this plant. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 - 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.

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