Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California’s Beautiful Grass

CNPS presents speaker: Kipp McMichael
California is home to the lion’s share of species in the genus Calochortus – growing in every county of the state. Bay Area residents are lucky enough to live in the center of diversity for the genus. Such a locale is both a blessing and a curse – as the desire to see them all can be overwhelming! Kipp has spent many spring and early summer drives from the Bay Area to Southern California in search of these beautiful flowers.

His presentation will include the natural history of this fascinating genus, a sampling of most of the species within a day’s drive of Berkeley and the habitats where these flowers can be found. Most importantly, the talk will include numerous photos from his past trips in search of this “beautiful grass.”

Kipp McMichael is a web developer by profession and a plant-lover by temperament. He lives in Berkeley and has far too many plants – mostly succulents and South African geophytes. When not pushing 1’s and 0’s, he spends as much time as possible exploring California’s diverse landscapes, flora and fauna.

Cost: Free