Plants of the Month

Botanical treatments for selected plants that may be found for each month of the year.

Click on each image to read acounts for that month.

January

Arctostaphylos manzanita

February

Diplacus douglasiipurple mouse -ears

March

Photo by Vernon Smith

Scoliopus bigelovii (fetid adder’s tongue)

April

Lewisia redivivaBitterroot

May

Clarkia concinna ssp. concinnared ribbons clarkia

June

Clarkia amoena ssp. amoena – (coastal Clarkia)

July

Leptosiphon grandiflorus – (large-flowered Leptosiphon)

August

Madia elegans – (common Madia)

September

Parnassia palustris IMG 0802

Grass of Parnassus – (Parnassia palustris)

October

Deinandra corymbosa – (fragrant tarplant)

November

Photo by Vernon Smith

Stephanomeria virgata ssp pleurocarpa – (twiggy wreath)

December

Photo by Vernon Smith

Heteromeles arbutifolia – (toyon)