SLO Chapter News

Invasive Species of the Month – Cortaderia jubata

Invasive Species of the Month – Cortaderia jubata

Invasive Species of the Month Jubata grass (Cortaderia jubata) Mark Skinner There is an intense infestation of Jubata grass on the California coast. As almost everyone knows it mars the most beautiful places such as Big Sur. On their web site California Invasive Plant...

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Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in SLO County

Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in SLO County

CONSERVATION NOTE Terrible news for the Coast Live Oak and Tanbark Oak of our County. CNPS was a major contributor to the collection of leaves on possibly suspect oak and bay trees. Locally organized by CNPS’ Lauren Brown and Cal Fire’s Kim Corella , volunteers...

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Ceanothus hearstiorum

Ceanothus hearstiorum

Introduction October and November are when our Chapter gets serious about growing native plants. We have a November meeting devoted to it as well as our annual plant sale. This got me to remembering some articles written and drawings drawn by Alice G. Meyer that are...

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Invasive Species of the Month – Erigeron bonariensis

Invasive Species of the Month – Erigeron bonariensis

Erigeron bonariensis Hairy Fleabane or Flax Leaved Horseweed Family: Asteraceae, Place of Origin: South America Hairy fleabane is aptly named: it is strigose (set with stiff bristles or hairs) throughout the plant - stems, leaves, flowers. Hairy fleabane is an low...

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Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve on the Rocks (or sand)

Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve on the Rocks (or sand)

When CNPS Conservation team members John Chesnut and David Chipping joined with Marla Morrissey to form the Morro Estuary Greenbelt Alliance, the non-profit brought government agencies together to secure funds to protect rare dune habitat surrounding Los Osos. As a...

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Solidago californica

Solidago californica

California Goldenrod (Solidago velutina ssp. californica or S. californica) The photo by Dr. David Chipping that accompanies this note are of the California goldenrod (Solidago velutina ssp. californica or Solidago californica). According to Dr. Hoover in his Vascular...

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August in the Sierra Nevadas

August in the Sierra Nevadas

Diana and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Sierra Nevada Mts. in mid-August this year. We chose to backpack to the lakes and peaks accessible from the Lake Sabrina trailhead, west of Bishop, CA. I thought it would be a good idea to present some photos of our trek,...

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CNPS Conservation Symposium and Field Trips

CNPS Conservation Symposium and Field Trips

It's time to register for the CNPS Conservation Symposium and field trips to be held in Morro Bay from 8th to 11th September. The field trips are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, with the Conservation Symposium on Saturday at the Morro Bay Vet’s Hall, 209...

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Restoring Mission Creek

Restoring Mission Creek

The Mission Plaza riverwalk in downtown San Luis Obispo caters to thousands of central coast tourists and SLO community members every year. While SLO creek is widely admired, the riparian and creek bed vegetation leaves much to be desired. The City of San Luis Obispo...

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Bryophyte Workshop

Bryophyte Workshop

Bryophyte Workshop led by Dr. Ben Carter. Our county is very rich in these often-overlooked little plants, and this will be a chance for you to learn their distinctive features.

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Native Plants for School & Urban Gardens

Native Plants for School & Urban Gardens

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS FOR SCHOOL & URBAN GARDENS By Betsey Landis Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter, California Native Plant Society www.lacnps.org August 2011 This book is written for teachers and school garden educators and planners. Anyone...

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