Corn Smut, Fairy Rings & Ergotoxicosis

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Join enthnobotanist Ioni Wais on Thursday, January 21st at 7:30 pm for a fresh look at three age-old diseases of the grass family, and learn about their fascinating roles in human culture.

The grass family of plants (Poaceae) is one which abounds in almost every human environment – growing on our lawns, reposing in our pantries, and even enveloping our chicken tacos.

Participants will look at:

  • Corn smut (Ustilago maydis)
  • Fairy rings (Various mushroom species)
  • Ergotoxicosis (Claviceps purpurea)

The presentation, sponsored by the Malaspina Naturalists Club, takes place at the Powell River United Church at 6932 Crofton Street.

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