Hello, my name is Laura!

Nice to meet you, everyone! I am so glad you’re here :). Before you read about my field experience, I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I am a fourth-year student studying biology and I plan to attend grad school once I finish undergrad. I am leaning towards studying something in the medical field. I have to be honest, I know almost nothing about plants… I know it’s bad… don’t hurt me! Seeing as I know almost nothing about plants, I am taking this class to help me become more familiar with the plants around me! The motto I go by is “Always learning and growing”, no pun intended.  I will be using this motto in this class as I find it very fitting.

My coat of arms tells a little bit about me and my interests. I live in Columbus, but I do love to travel. My dad is from Austria, so traveling to Europe is something I am very grateful for. Austria is known for its beautiful scenery and I have lots of pictures of different plants I have taken pictures of when I have visited (I will attach pictures below)!

Join me in exploring more about Ohio plants. Let’s learn, grow like weeds, and have some fun!

Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora).  Found in my cousin’s garden in Lambrechten, Austria.

Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii). Found in my Oma and Opa’s yard in Lambrechten, Austria.