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Standing on the shoulders of giants: Revising Hitchcock and Cronquist’s Flora of the Pacific Northwest
November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
For the past 45 years, Hitchcock and Cronquist’s one-volume Flora of the Pacific Northwest has been the most widely used field manual for identifying the vascular plants of our region. The innovative design of detailed keys supported by extensive illustrations set the standard for how to produce a regional flora. However, advances in plant taxonomy, nomenclatural changes, the discovery of undescribed species, and the documentation of native and introduced species not previously known from our area have all contributed to “Hitchcock” being of limited use for botanists today. The talk will cover the origins of the first “Hitchcock”, an overview of project operations, and highlight some of the significant changes contained in “Flora of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd edition”.