Plant Science

The scientific basis of plants.

Plant Communities of Marin

Text by Doreen Smith and photographs by Vernon and Doreen Smith Herbaceous Plant Communities: 1. Dunes and Beaches This association of plants can be seen at Rodeo Beach, Pt. Reyes and Dillon Beach. Little annual temperature range, few freezing or hot dry days. Winter rainfall adequate for plant growth, summer fog maintains humidity, causes fog drip. Salt winds affect plants, limiting some... read more