January 2020. The New England Botanical Club met at the Field Headquarters of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in West-borough, Massachusetts, on January 11th, 2020, for its 1143rd meeting entitled “20th Assembly of Associates' Appetizing Alimentary Acquisitions and Amazing Apparitions of Angiosperms.” It was the annual meeting where members share a potluck dinner, raffle, and presentations by members on botanical adventures from the last year. The potluck dinner was again delicious with an assortment of breads, salads, main dishes, and desserts, sporting labels that identified their ingredients using botanical scientific names. This year's raffle was the largest ever with more than 75 items donated. Many of the books from a retiring botanist's library were excitedly won by one of the younger members of the Club. Seven NEBC members gave show-and-tell presentations.

Richard Primack started the evening with a presentation on a beautiful and highly variable species,...

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