March Native Plant Society Meeting

Don't miss engaging and educational California native plant lectures at the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Native Plant Society monthly general meetings. All are welcome at these free monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of every-other month at 7 pm in the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. 

This month's lecture will feature, Michael and Sharon Mitchell as they discuss What's in a Name? Does botanical Latin confuse or delight you? Do you avoid using scientific names for plants, perferring "It's a daisy?" Does the very term binomial nomenclature make you reach for your herbal tonic? Join us for a presentation of wildflower photographs as we explore the origin of the scientific and common names of some of our more interesting or striking local plants to see what we can learn about the plants and their history. Lose your fear of terms like amplexicaule, brachyloba, mucronata, staticoides, and unguiculata! Find out who Menzies was (and how to pronouce his name) and why California wildflowers were name in his honor. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a member of a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. Our chapter covers Monterey and San Benito counties.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:00pm