2009 - 2012 Plants of the Month

2009 – 2012 Plants of the Month

 Click on the thumbnails to see larger images.   December 2012 Marin Plant of the month by Doreen Smith:Quercus durata, Leather oak Photos by Vernon and Doreen SmithLeather oak, Quercus durata, is common and nearly always found on serpentine-derived soils. In Marin this scrub oak grows in the chaparral of Mt. Tamalpais, Big Rock Ridge and Mt. Burdell. “Our other scrub oak,... read more 2009 – 2012 Plants of the Month

December Plant of the Month

Poison-oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum,  a shrub of the Sumac family, Anacardiaceae by Doreen Smith If you are you looking for bright Fall color in our wildlands the poison-oak is magnificently clothed in red at this time of year. Of course the whole shrub is still very allergenic, no-one who has any sense ever gathers the leaves for decorations. The berries make nutritious snacks for birds: the... read more December Plant of the Month