In the past five years, 13 species have been described as new to science. And, in papers leading up to the Flora of North America North of MexicoPhrymaceae treatment, up to an additional 20 species of monkeyflowers have been recognized as occurring in California.
This class will explore all of these exciting developments in the context of learning the cohesive species groups (sections), which, once recognized, allow non-experts to master the otherwise difficult monkeyflower key. Classroom activities will include gorgeous slide shows to show both rare and common monkeyflowers from all over the state and keying fresh plant material as a group. We’ll also take field trips to see monkeyflowers in habitat.
Complete details and a link to registration information can be found at http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/