WVU Core Arboretum holds second annual Spring Flower Festival

Monongalia and Preston

The WVU Core Arboretum held its Spring Flower Festival on Saturday. 

This was a free, family friendly event that was open to everyone.

The event showcased the Spring Ephemeral Wildflower display that happens every year.

There were wildflower tours, live music, lawn games, and many nature activities for kids.

These wildflowers are only last a few weeks out of the year. 

“Spring ephemeral wildflowers are wildflowers that bloom in early spring when it’s warm enought to grow, but the leaves aren’t out on the trees yet. They are unique to temperate deciduous forests. We have a world class temperate deciduous forest preserved here at the arboretum and we have a world class display of these wildflowers and we really try to get people out to see them,” said Zach Fowler, WVU Core Arboretum Director. 

Nearly forty different flowers could be found in bloom at the event. 
 

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