Vascular Plants of San Luis Obispo County (2nd Edition)


Vascular Plants includes descriptions of over 2,000 plant species, with user-friendly identification keys, botanical descriptions and detailed range statements. Dr. David Keil is one of California’s most knowledgeable and accomplished botanists. He has produced a gorgeously illustrated and fully up-to-date resource for identifying and celebrating the county’s diversity of native plants.

Authors: Keil, David J. and Robert F. Hoover

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  • 600 color plant communities and native plant species
  • 904 pages
  • Size: 6 1/8” x 9 ¾”
  • Flexicover
  • Pacific Street Publishing
  • April 2023
  • ISBN: 978-0-999896082

About the Author
Dr. David Keil is the Curator of Vascular Plants & Emeritus Professor of the Robert F. Hoover Herbarium at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He joined the Cal Poly botany faculty in 1976 and immediately honed in on the native flora. Through the years, he has spent extensive time in field work and built an extensive collection. His research has resulted in the authoring of numerous species descriptions. Dr. Keil also served as a primary editor and author for the Jepson Manual. Dr. Keil has now taken Hoover’s earlier, long-renowned flora to the next level. He has created an updated second edition of Vascular Plants of San Luis Obispo County, California, based on a combined 70 years of investigating the plants from their Cal Poly home base.

“This rich and diverse flora of San Luis Obispo County, meeting place of many plant communities from seacoast to arid mountain peaks and desert, is beautifully illustrated and described.” -Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden
“An enormous and accessible contribution to the understand of California botany.” –Brett Hall, California Native Plant Program Director, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 10 × 2 in