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Plant ID Workshops

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on October 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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 Fall Semester on September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12. 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


November 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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San Francisco State University, Hensill Hall, Botany Lab, Room 440
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132 United States
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Yerba Buena