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  • Joe Kohn and Ken Howard Memorial Scholarships
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  • 2015 Native Plant Week

    April 11-19, 2015

    For this Fifth Annual California Native Plant Week, the Marin Chapter is planning several events.

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Marin Flora

This updated edition has added 416 line drawings to assist in keying species, new well-tested dichotomous keys, and color photos of plant communities in Marin. There are new maps along with satellite images. As much as possible has been preserved of Howell's original plant descriptions that have long delighted botanists as well as his insights and poetic observations. Hard- and soft-cover books are available for purchase at chapter meetings or you can order from the Marin Chapter. Chapter members have contributed many hours of volunteer labor and expertise; work was carried out at the Academy of Sciences, where plant specimens are retained. Publication was made possible by Thomas Howell's generous remembrance of the chapter in his will.  

Download the 2012 Supplement to this Flora  


Marin Flora Order Form


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