On Saturday, April 14, 2012, 19 talks and 10 posters were presented at the Plant Biologists of South Florida Meetingat Montgomery Botanical Center.

The Plant Biologists of South Florida are a group of scientists who meet informally once a year to share discoveries, speculations, and fellowship. Members are held together by a common interest in plant biology—making this a very diverse group of plant people.

One of the speakers, Dr. Barry Tomlinson, offered feedback which nicely summarized the meeting. He related how frequently meetings focus intensely on a single topic in a narrow field—but that “the best thing about this meeting is that it is SO diverse. It is very engaging and interesting because there are so many different topics.”

Montgomery was happy to host so many longtime friends and colleagues—and make a lot of new friends—at this unique botanical gathering.