Plant ID Workshops


I am pleased to announce that we will have four new workshops coming up in 2019 on the second Thursday in February, March, April, and May. Please mark your calendars for February 14th, March 14th, April 11th, and May 9th. As is the norm, we will listen to a PowerPoint presentation that explains a plant family's diagnostic features, its economic importance, distribution, and evolutionary history among other things. We are then assisted by graduate botany students to key out live specimens. Join us for a stress-free hour and a half learning about botany. Bring Jepson Manual Second Edition, if you have one, and a loupe. We do have microscopes on hand and instruments that aid with dissection of plants. Workshops begin at 6 pm and run until 7:30 pm. The location is San Francisco State University, Hensill Hall, botany Lab, Room 440. With questions, please email Mila Stroganoff at

Plant ID Workshops are a continuing collaboration between San Francisco State University (SFSU) and the Yerba Buena Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. These workshops began in February 2013 and are held eight times per year. The workshops are held at SFSU on the second Thursday of the month at Hensill Hall in the Botany Lab, in Room 440. They begin at 6 pm and run approximately an hour and a half. We join graduate botany instructors who begin the evening with a presentation which emphasizes a particular plant family and its characteristics. After this preparation, we key out plants with their assistance.

There are four workshops during the Spring Semester in February, March, April, and May, a summer recess and then we resume during the fall with four sessions in September, October, November, and December. Check our Calendar Page for interactive map and additional details

Please join us for these workshops as they are truly informative and a fascinating way to learn some botany. If you have any questions, email Mila Stroganoff
We hope to see you there!

Mila Stroganoff
Plant ID Workshop Coordinator
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