A little knowledge proved useful to Thomas Vu, a grad student in the School of the Environment. He won the May flowers contest in Friday’s edition of DailyNews and its prize, a framed art print of Lancer house rules donated by the Campus Bookstore.
Vu’s entry was drawn from all those which correctly identified photos of these native flowers:
Contest judge Kevin Johnson allowed some leeway in the common names of these plants.
“These plants are known by many names, so I didn’t exclude anyone who wrote in with a variant name — only those who called one by the name of another plant,” he says. “One of the nice things was how many people noted they grow these native species themselves. I took all the photos last week in my own front yard.”
The Campus Bookstore has a limited number of the prints still available for purchase. Measuring 22 inches high by six wide, the poster retails for $29.98 and lists some helpful hints for Lancers.