California Botanical Society


Lowry David Lowry
thumbnail_IMG_3278-1 Photo by Nishi Rajakaruna

mimulus Mimulus guttatus in Napa County
Photo by Dena Grossenbacher

Calochortus obispoensis - 3 Calochortus obispoensis in San Luis Obispo
Photo by Matt Ritter

2019 California Botanical Society
Annual Banquet and 27th Graduate Student Symposium

Please join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019
at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Registration closes on March 29, 2019


Friday, April 5, 2019
2:45 PM - Serpentine rock outcrops field trip

Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 AM - 27th Graduate Student Symposium
5:00 PM – Social & Annual Meeting (No-host Bar)
6:00 PM – Dinner and presentation

Sunday, April 7, 2019
8:30 AM - Shell Creek Road wildflower field trip

Banquet Presentation

Mechanisms of local adaptations to California’s coastal and inland habitats in the yellow monkey flower
Dr. David Lowry, Assistant Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State University.

Field Trips

Friday, April 5, 2019
Local serpentine rock outcrops
Leader: Nishi Rajakaruna
Fee/Registration: $5/person. Pre-registration required.
NEW Start time: 2:45 PM
Meeting place: Froom Creek, Johnson Ranch
Please park and meet at the trailhead by the Costco gas station, San Luis Obispo,
35.250889N -120.691507W.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Shell Creek Road wildflowers
Leader: David Keil
Fee/Registration: $5/person. Pre-registration required.
NEW Start time: 8:15 AM
Meeting place: Santa Margarita Park and Ride, just off US 101 at the Santa Margarita exit

NEW Location of Banquet

PAC Pavilion
on the Cal Poly Campus at 1 Grand Ave.

Parking for the Banquet: Lot G-S on Grand Ave.
See interactive map of the Cal Poly campus

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