Botany Society Lecture: A Tale of Two Desert Icons

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:00am


Hanging On: A Tale of Two Desert Icons

March 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Jim Cornett

The ocotillo and Joshua tree are iconic plants of the California deserts, indeed the entire Southwest. Not only are they two of the largest plants found on California desert flatlands, both species are widely planted as ornamentals and have names or images adorning hundreds of souvenirs and business logos from Las Vegas to Tucson and beyond. Cornett will share the results of his decades-long studies on the population dynamics of these two iconic species with particular emphasis on the Joshua tree as his research on this species has just finished.

Meet in the ABDSP Visitor Center Discovery Laboratory. Free and open to the public.