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KU medicinal plant research garden will open for tours

May 28, 2013

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The Kansas University Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden will host public tours at 2 p.m. June 2. The garden features research plantings, a demonstration and show garden, the KU Student Farm and has a variety of plants including wild tomatillo, echinacea, yarrow, various mints and nettle.

It was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program. Students are involved in the maintenance and research at the garden, and students in diverse subjects, including environmental studies, fine arts, engineering and geology have participated in projects there.

Kelly Kindscher, senior scientist at the Kansas Biological Survey and professor in KU’s Environmental Studies Program, will lead the tours of the garden.

The garden site is open to the public from dawn to dusk, and tours are free. It is located on East 1600 Road in Douglas County, north of Highway 40, and is the first of several KU Field Station sites. For more information about the gardens and directions, visit its website.

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