Georgia Schwender

Butterfly weed, or Asclepias tuberosa, is not a weed at all. It is native to this area, and can be seen in the native gardens in front of IARC.

Although the leaves, roots and seeds of a mayapple plant are poisonous if ingested in large quantities, the edible, ripe, golden-yellow fruits can be used in jellies.

Photo of metal sculpture (described in caption) sitting on the floor in front of two black-and-white photos of plants hung on a gallery wall.

William Gatfield’s water feature sculpture from 2005 Employee Art Show, includes koi, dragonfly and waterlilies in a pool of circulating water with colored lights. The 2021 Employee Art Show will be virtual and will run Aug. 2 through Oct. 29.