“Flora of Virginia,” a special traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, is on display at Historic Christ Church & Museum through September 16.
The exhibition highlights Virginia plants from European contact through the present, the representation of plants in science and art, and the history of botanical exploration in Virginia, reported education director and curator Robert Teagle.
A panel exhibition, “Flora of Virginia” explores the botanical diversity of Virginia’s five ecozones. It also profiles 18th-century Virginia botanist John Clayton of Gloucester and his friend, the English naturalist Mark Catesby.
The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays in the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.
The exhibition is free and open to the public and made possible from the Library of Virginia and the Flora of Virginia Project, with support from the Virginia Native Plant Society.