For those who dare—meet the Bay Area’s spookiest plants (and two freaky fungi).
The study and science of plants.
Meet the Salt Marsh 3, a trio of marsh plants specially adapted to live in the brine.
The 1,800-acre Máyyan ‘Ooyákma–Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve is home to 13 endangered or threatened species. Volunteers played a major role in making it accessible to the public.
When other plants start hunkering down, clarkias send up a dazzling array of purples and pinks.
Bits of DNA linger on the forest floor, in the ocean, and even in the air—and these strands have stories to tell, back at the lab. Here’s how environmental DNA (aka ‘eDNA’) is starting to transform how ecologists work in the Bay Area and beyond.
Explore 20 miles of new trails and over 2,800 acres of serene hills and woodlands, now added to the East Bay’s Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.
Century-old bird nests help scientists time-travel to San Francisco Bay’s lost plant communities.
This fancy flower is secretive yet brash, and it’s an expert in the art of deceiving bumblebees.
Eucalyptus trees on Albany Hill are wasting away from blight. Some people may cheer—but these trees are also home to endangered monarchs.
Santore is known for Crime Pays But Botany Doesn’t, a self-described lowbrow approach to plant ecology.