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
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