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Native Plant ID 
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 07:00pm
 
Contact Janet Hoffmann at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IMG 9567 oak leaves plant idNative Plant ID (formerly Keying with Natives) is a Chapter group that works together to learn plant identification using botanical keys and other resources.

If you want to learn more about the value of botanical nomenclature, please come to the upcoming meeting on July 23rd. Botanical names can reduce confusion that comes with common plant names. More importantly, botanical names often provide useful information to help understand plant behavior and to identify the plants. This presentation will have some specific examples of how to use botanical names to your advantage in learning about native plants.

If there is time after the talk, we will look at plant samples collected from local gardens and practice methods of identifying the native plants of our region. Bring in plant samples if you have some from property where you have permission to collect or just come and work with the materials provided. We use the current edition of The Jepson Manual as well as other plant guides, and we have copies to share. If you have them, bring your own favorite guide and a hand lens. Microscopes will also be available.

The group meets at 7:00pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month 

Location: Peninsula Conservation Center (PCC), 3921 E. Bayshore Road in Palo Alto. For more information please contact Janet Hoffmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Directions to the PCC: From Hwy. 101 take the San Antonio Rd. exit and head north. Take the next left onto East Bayshore, which will curve left then right. Take the next right onto Corporation Way. The entrance to the PCC parking lot is the first driveway on the left. The conference rooms are on the first floor.

Location Peninsula Conservation Center (PCC), 3921 E. Bayshore Road in Palo Alto
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Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 23 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Native Plant ID
Thu Jul 25 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Gardening for Monarch Butterflies, a talk by Shelkie Tao
Fri Jul 26 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Fri Jul 26 @ 7:00PM - 08:50PM
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
Sat Jul 27 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Jul 27 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Community Work Day at the Native Plant Garden in Kirk Park
Wed Jul 31 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Flowers as Islands, a talk by Tadashi Fukami
Fri Aug 02 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Friday Edgewood Restoration
Sat Aug 03 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Aug 03 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Community Work Day at the Native Plant Garden in Kirk Park