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  • Joe Kohn and Ken Howard Memorial Scholarships
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    April 11-19, 2015

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

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Plant of the Month

Blennosperma nanum var. nanum (common Blennosperma) Photo by Vernon Smith
Blennosperma (stickyseed)
by Doreen Smith
Viola adunca ssp. adunca Photo by Doreen Smith
Wild purple- blue violets (native and introduced).
by Doreen Smith
Dittrichia graveolens (stinkwort) Photo by Vernon Smith
Dittrichia graveolens (stinkweed)
by Doreen Smith
Orobanche vallicola (Elderberry Broomrape) Photo by Doreen Smith
Orobanche vallicola (Elderberry Broomrape)
by Doreen Smith
Parnassia palustris (Grass-of-Parnassus) Photo by Vernon Smith
Grass-of-Parnassus, Parnassia palustris
by Doreen Smith
Perideridia gairdneri ssp. gairdneri (Gairdner's yampah) Photo by Vernon Smith
Yampah, Perideridia species
by Doreen Smith
Monardella sinuata var. nigrescens (wavy-leaved monardella) Photo by Vernon Smith
by Doreen Smith
Navarretia bakeri (Baker’s navarretia) Photo by Vernon Smith
by Doreen Smith
Cerastrium viride (field chickweed) Photo by Doreen Smith
Native Cerastium Species
by Doreen Smith
Trifolium  grayi Photo by Vernon Smith
Two Marin Trifoliums
by Doreen Smith