Plants Checklist

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Santa Cruz County, California

by Dylan Neubauer.

The Santa Cruz County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is proud to announce the publication of the Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Santa Cruz County, California, by Dylan Neubauer.Botanical artwork by Tim Hyland

Maps by Ben Pease-including a new color map of the County showing public lands & Sandhills

Detailed instructions on how to use the Checklist

An expanded introduction discussing the County’s botanical history as well as its botanical “hotspots” and special areas

A list of all local taxa arranged alphabetically by family using the latest nomenclature from The Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition & the Jepson eFlora.

Locality information for listed & “locally rare” taxa

Appendices treating legal rarity status, endemics, extirpated taxa, undescribed taxa, the most invasive non-natives, and more

An expanded, 64-page “Notes” section, including tips for identifying difficult taxa, taxonomic issues, habitat information for rare taxa, and more

An Index to local plant families & genera with new names cross-referenced to superseded names from the first edition of The Jepson Manual

Dylan is a botanist who lives in Santa Cruz County.

Presented in an easy-to-use format, this comprehensive update of the 2005 edition summarizes the latest information on the 1594 vascular plant taxa currently known to occur in Santa Cruz County.

The 166-page, spiral-bound, 5.5 x 8 in. book includes:

Click here for Santa Cruz County Checklist errata.

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