Key to UCSC Plants

This is a synoptic key of all the vascular plants on the UCSC campus.   It is designed to be able to help you identify plants based on whichever easily recognized traits you have at hand, rather than forcing you through a dichotomous key in a particular order.  It includes all the species listed in Haff,… Continue Reading Key to UCSC Plants


UCSC has a wealth of resources for learning about plants. FERP-based resources Woody-species pages Synoptic key to UCSC plant identification UCSC Centers UCSC Arboretum UCSC Greenhouse Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems UCSC students can focus on plants through several majors Plant Sciences Environmental Studies Ecology and Evolution… Continue Reading Plants