Top Ten Wildflower Families of Orange County

Speaker: Bob Allen

Date: April 20, 2017 (doors open 7:00 pm, Speaker at 7:30 pm)

Location: Duck Club, Irvine (Directions)

With the plentiful rains (it’s about time!), wildflowers are popping in OC. We’ll look at the ten most common or obvious families of plants and discuss how to identify them. Family characteristics will be presented, along with photos of our beautiful local species, and their life histories. Frequent references will be made to the Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains, so bring along your copy (and perhaps a book light) to follow along. Printed mini--‐guides to those plant families will be available. Download a copy here.

Bob Allen is an entomologist, botanist, instructor, nature photographer, and author. He grew up in Garden Grove, San Juan Capistrano, and Mission Viejo. He is a Research Associate in Entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and Research Associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Co--‐author with Fred Roberts of Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains, he also teaches at community colleges in Orange County.