California Native Plant Society's chapter meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 is titled “What The Heck Is A List 1.B Species? An overview of rare plants in San Diego."
San Diego County has 2,143 plant species, more than any other county in the contiguous United States. Among this botanical plethora are (sadly) about 260 rare plant species. But not all rare plants are the same. Some are rarer than others (the list 1.B species of the title), and some are, well, weirder than others. This talk will cover the four different lists that CNPS groups rare plants into, and will discuss some of the different factors that make plants rare, with illustrations from San Diego's plants.
Presenter Frank Landis has been a member of CNPS for almost 20 years. Currently he is the rare plant chairman for the San Diego Chapter. A trained botanist, he has a masters from Humboldt State University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Please note: Before the regular meeting, at 6:30 p.m., a "mimi Seminar" Natives for Novices Edible Natives, will be held with Greg Rubin.
Location: Casa del Prado room 104 at Balboa Park. Google Map.