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The need for authoritative, up-to-date information about our flora is
growing as decisions about the future of California's natural areas
are being made at an ever increasing rate. At the same time, the
rapid pace of new discoveries about the California flora demonstrates
the need for an equally fast paced means of conveying the most
current state of floristic knowledge to professional botanists and
the general public. In the interests of plant conservation and public
education, we at the Jepson Herbarium are committed to continual,
rapid scientific evaluation and dissemination of the large amount of
new data being generated on California vascular plant diversity.
Toward that end, the Editors of the Jepson Flora Project have initiated development of this interchange for advances in California floristics, that will provide the latest information on identification, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, relationships, and diversity of California vascular plants. The necessary scientific data to understand the basis for new plant names and explicit corrections and updates to The Jepson Manual will also be made available. The professional resources of the Jepson Herbarium will assure high quality, with editorial review of all scientific content.
The keys and descriptions in the Jepson eFlora will help you identify vascular plants of California that are native, naturalized, or waifs.
Go to the Interchange search page N.B. The main Interchange search page was revised on Oct 26 2011.
Go to the Jepson Flora Project title page