Plant ID Workshops


Join us on September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, and December 13th.

The fall semester will bring us four exciting workshops on the second Thursday of the month. If you are searching for a fascinating way to spend an hour and a half once a month studying botany, this is the place. We learn about plants, observe their distinguishing characteristics, and usually dissect them. Botany graduate students give us a brief but informative Powerpoint lecture on the plant family under discussion and then help us to key out the plants that have been selected for that evening’s workshop. Please bring Jepson Manual, 2nd edition, if you have one.

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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