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Identifying Western Red Cedar

Curator of Botany, Dr. Ken Marr shows how to identify Western Red Cedar.Credit: RBCM

Identifying Yellow Cedar

Curator of Botany, Dr. Ken Marr shows how to identify Yellow Cedar.Credit: RBCM

Native Plant Garden

This Week in History, season 4, episode 10. Published on Nov 19, 2015. Plants produce many chemicals that help in their defense against plant-eating animals (herbivores). Humans use some of these same chemicals as medicine. The Royal BC Museum native plant garden has several interesting examples of the use of plants in human medicine.Credit: RBCM

Edible Plants

This Week in History, Season 4, Episode 6, Edible Plants. Published on October 28, 2015.


Did you know our province has all kinds of wild fruit and berries that you can eat raw or cook into pies or jams? And many of these edible plants are growing in the native plant garden outside the Royal BC Museum.
Credit: RBCM

How Do Plants Choose Their Mates?

This Week in History, season 5, episode 2. Published on Sep 14, 2016 Many animals, including people, can choose their mates—but can plants? Well, yes, actually—many of them can. Even though a plant can’t physically move, the flowers of some species are still able to choose their mates.Credit: RBCM

Dr. Ken Marr

Curator of Botany Dr. Ken Marr describes his inspiration and work as a botanist.Credit: RBCM

Dr. Erica Wheeler

Botany Collections Manager Dr. Erica Wheeler talks about what inspired her love of plants and what a botanist does.

Botany at the Royal BC Museum

Curator of Botany Dr. Ken Marr and Botany Collections Manager Dr. Erica Wheeler describe the process of collecting, preserving and storing specimens for the botany collection at the Royal BC Museum.Credit: RBCM