The newly published Flora Novae Angliae is now the most up-to-date and comprehensive compendium of the plants in the New England region. Are you reluctant to delve into it because of the technical terms and the unfamiliar format? On Tuesday, November 5 from 10 – noon, receive an introduction to the organization of the Flora and then learn some simple techniques to verify the plants you may have already identified. Using the Flora can be like using a dictionary to clarify the meaning of a word! Practice your skills during class with a couple of plant families and a few species. Bring a copy of the Flora if you have one, otherwise all materials provided. The class will take place at New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods in Framingham, and is co-sponsored by NEWFS and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. $26 for Arnold Arboretum or NEWFS member, $32 nonmember. Register online at www.arboretum.harvard.edu or at www.newfs.org.Â The class will be taught by botanist and author Neela DeZoysa, PhD.