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Coe Kaleidoscope

April 01, 2005 by Winslow Briggs

When it comes to wildflowers, you can’t do any better than a visit to Henry Coe, Northern California’s largest state park. Winslow Briggs, who wrote the book on the park’s trails, walks us through a year of blooms, taking us from season to season in a wild but accessible landscape.

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Indian Paintbrush

April 01, 2004 by Geoffrey Coffey

It turns out that some of the Bay Area’s showiest wildflowers are also parasites that draw water and nutrients from their neighbors.

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Book Review: Plants of the San Francisco Bay Region: Mendocino to Monterey

October 01, 2003 by Irene Barnard

by Linda H. Beidleman and Eugene N. Kozloff, University of California Press, 2003, 505 pages, $29.95 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

Linda H.

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Book Review: Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region

October 01, 2003 by Irene Barnard

by Glenn Keator, University of California Press, 2002, 251 pages, $14.95 (www.ucpress.edu).
 

Bay Area botanist Glenn Keator, author of

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Workhops at the Jepson Herbarium

January 01, 2003 by Sara Marcellino

Would you like to learn how to identify wildflowers or expand your botanical vocabulary? Or discuss the evolutionary history that

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Lichens

January 01, 2002 by Elizabeth Rush

Is it a mushroom? A moss? Bacterial scum? Trod on underfoot or passed by in blissful ignorance, lichens are perhaps the least understood element of the Bay Area landscape. But they are everywhere. And when we look closely at them, a colorful and diverse world opens up before our eyes.

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Of Hazelnuts and Adder’s Tongue

April 01, 2001 by Michael Vasey

A hike on the Hazelnut Trail at Montara Mountain leads you through several scrub communities and straight into a botanical puzzle.

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