Identify Plants Using the Jepson Manual

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

- Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Mary Carroll

Location: Arroyo Room & Garden Grounds

Limited space avaialble.  Please register at the class.

5 Fridays

Join botanist Mary Carroll for this hands-on introduction to the mysteries of the Jepson Manual and the basic terminology used in plant identification. Honing observational skills and learning how to use the same technical keys used by professional botanists to identify plants is the focus of this introductory class. Discover the surprising details of plants under magnification and the fun of learning new ways to look at plants. Please bring:

  • 10x hand lens
  • 2nd edition of the manual (available in the book shop). We have limited copies available for those who need them.


Mary Carroll holds a Master’s degree in Botany and is a former Garden Director of Education. She conducts botanical surveys, performs habitat restoration throughout the state, leads botanical field trips, and teaches classes in botany and ecology. She enjoys opportunities to share her knowledge of the plant world with both novice and advanced students.

Botany/Natural History