Species Guides

Oaks of Marin

Oaks of Marin

Text by Doreen Smith and photos by Doreen and Vernon Smith and Susan Schlosser   Quercus douglasii : blue oak In Marin this species of oak is found to the North-east of the county, around Novato and Black Point. Once the California Blue oak was the most...

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Marin Manzanitas

Marin Manzanitas

Stuck indoors on a rainy day? Prepare for the next time you’re outside! Our chapter’s Bruce Homer-Smith has developed an online interactive guide to Marin manzanitas, which shows key characters that distinguish our manzanitas and presents a photo essay for each of our...

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Scoliopus bigelovii

Scoliopus bigelovii

Text by Mary Stevens               Scoliopus bigelovii - California fetid adders tongue (Photo by Vernon Smith)   Sscoliopus bigelovii - CALIFORNIA FETID ADDER'S TONGUE; BROWNIES; SLINK POD BLOOM PERIOD: January - February As in...

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Arctostaphylos

Arctostaphylos

Arctostaphylos species in Marin Text and photos by Doreen Smith   Arctostaphylos canescens ssp. canescens  (Hoary manzanita) Grows on the S-facing slopes of Mt. Tamalpais on sandstone ridges. Easiest place to see it is on the Verna Dunshee trail, newly...

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Oaks of Marin

Text by Doreen Smith and photos by Doreen and Vernon Smith and Susan Schlosser   Quercus douglasii : blue oak In Marin this species of oak is found to the North-east of the county, around Novato and Black Point. Once the California Blue oak was the most...

Marin Manzanitas

Stuck indoors on a rainy day? Prepare for the next time you’re outside! Our chapter’s Bruce Homer-Smith has developed an online interactive guide to Marin manzanitas, which shows key characters that distinguish our manzanitas and presents a photo essay for each of our...

Scoliopus bigelovii

Text by Mary Stevens               Scoliopus bigelovii - California fetid adders tongue (Photo by Vernon Smith)   Sscoliopus bigelovii - CALIFORNIA FETID ADDER'S TONGUE; BROWNIES; SLINK POD BLOOM PERIOD: January - February As in...

Arctostaphylos

Arctostaphylos species in Marin Text and photos by Doreen Smith   Arctostaphylos canescens ssp. canescens  (Hoary manzanita) Grows on the S-facing slopes of Mt. Tamalpais on sandstone ridges. Easiest place to see it is on the Verna Dunshee trail, newly...

Delphinium bakeri

                          The Delphinium bakeri, Milo Baker's larkspur, named after the professor that discovered the species, was once known from several sites in the California counties of Marin and...