FIELD BOTANY OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Extended Studies NC 0301: 21 Jan - 13 May 2017
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Michael G. Simpson, Scott McMillan, Margaret Mulligan, Tom Oberbauer, Dr. Jon Rebman, and Dr. Sula Vanderplank


15TH CLASS IS SATURDAY 6 MAY, LEAD BY TOM OBERBAUER
All day field trip to Cuyamaca Mountains. Itineary and directions below.

Class Description and Schedule-modified 3 May 2017
Plants of San Diego County (class species list)

Lectures/Study Guides- Plant Taxonomy and Morphology
Plant Taxonomy (PDF)
Plant Morphology-Vegetative (PDF)
Plant Morphology-Reproductive (PDF)-REVISED 17 FEB.
Plant Morphology-General Terminology (PDF)
Plant Morphology-Review (PDF)

Lecture/Resources-Plant Collecting and Photography: Class Google Sheet
Class Collecting Data-Google Sheet
Plant Collecting
(PDF)

Plant Collecting Handout-SDNHM (PDF)
Plant Photography Handout (PDF)

Floristic Diversity Quantification
Lecture:
   Plant transects and quadrats
Literature:
   Bowers and Boutin, 2007
   Etchberger and Krausman, 1997
   Nichols, 1930
   Smartt and Grainger, 1974
   Wight, 1967
Terminology & Forms:
   Burgess and Young, 2012-Plot Form Data Dictionary
   Releve Plot Form
   Riparian Transect Plot Form
   Vegetation Releve Form
   CNPS Vegetation Mapping Forms (Link; see "Instructions and Forms")

   Quadrat Data Form
   Transect Data Form (2 sheets)

Lecture-Vernal Pools
Vernal Pool Lecture (PDF)


Lecture-Herbaria and Databases
Herbaria-Databases (PDF)


Lecture-Desert Plant Adaptations
Desert Plant Adaptations (PDF)


Plant Families
Plant Families Summary Sheet-v2 (PDF)
Asteraceae (PDF)
Brassicaceae (PDF)
Cactaceae (PDF)
Cactaceae-Keys (PDF)
Crassulaceae (PDF)
Fabaceae (PDF)-REVISED 19 FEB.
Fouqieriaceae-Polemoniaceae (PDF)
Lamiaceae (PDF)
Poales: Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, Poaceae (PDF)
Polygonaceae (PDF)
Rhamnaceae (PDF)
Rosaceae (PDF)
Salicaceae (PDF)

EXAMS/QUIZZES:
Morphology
(PDF): Answers HERE (PDF)
Asteraceae Quiz (PDF)

IMAGES OF PLANTS:
Plants of San Diego County (class species list)


Cal Flora
Cal Photos
Wildflowers of Southern California

FIELD TRIPS:
Mission Trails Regional Park, 4 Feb. & 18 Feb.: MAP 
Vernal Pool Field Trip-Miramar, 4 Mar.: MAP
Vernal Pool Field Trip-Otay Mesa, 11 Mar.: MAP
Mission Trails Regional Park, 18 Mar.: MAP 
Anza Borrego Desert State Park, 8 Apr: MAP & ITINERARY
Border Fields State Park, 22 Apr. MEET HERE 8:30 AM; DIRECTIONS HERE
Tijuana Estuary, 22 Apr.: MEET HERE 1:00 PM; DIRECTIONS HERE LAST SITE (mid-afternoon) HERE
McGinty Mountain, 29 Apr.: MAP. GOOGLE MAPS POINT HERE.
Cuyamaca Mountains, 6 May: ITINERARY

COURSE RESOURCES:
Plant Systematics Resources Web Page

Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County (PDF)
Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mission Trails Regional Park (PDF)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
California Plant Names

Consortium of California Herbaria
Jepson eFlora-Descriptions and Keys of California Plants
Jepson Herbarium Interchange
San Diego County Plant Atlas