KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a Central Coast biologist, and college professor who's written a new field guide to the state's flora, which could be one of the most definite books available to the public on the subject.
A Central Coast biology professor has written what could be the definitive book on California’s plants.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo biology professor Dr. Matt Ritter is the author of “California Plants: A Guide To Our Iconic Flora.” The new 300 plus page book even comes by a forward written by California Governor Jerry Brown.
KCLU’s Debra Greene reports on the scientists’ findings of plants never before seen on San Nicholas Island and the significance of these new discoveries.
Beginning in the early 1900s, scientists surveyed all the plants they could find on one of the Channel Islands, San Nicolas Island. More than 100 years later, researchers discovered many plants that had never been seen on the island before.