The Roan’s ecosystem is one of the richest repositories of biodiversity on earth, including the rare and endangered Gray’s lily. Only found on the highest elevations of TN, NC and VA, these incredible blooms bring delight to those who find them during the early summer months.
However, the health of the Gray’s lily is being threatened by a serious fungal pathogen – the Lily Leaf Spot Disease. Join us to learn more about the recent research around the Gray’s lily and how organizations are coming together to prevent the loss of existing populations.
Presentation by Cindy Barrett who received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Tusculum College and Master’s in Biology from ETSU. Cindy is an avid artist and is currently studying fungal pathogens as a part of her Ph.D. work in Biomedical Science.
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