Flora of North America

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:02:47 PDT
At 02:19 PM 3/25/2010, you wrote:
>"The Flora of North America seems to stop at the Mexico-USA border.
>Where are all our experts when you need one?"

We had a talk about the Flora of North America at our native plant 
society December meeting by one of the women who was instrumental in 
starting this project and is still working on it. Most of the work is 
being done by volunteers. They probably had their hands full without 
including Mexico. It's a very large project that is taking a long 
time. I came away from her talk impressed with all the time these 
dedicated people were spending and that years later many of the 
original volunteers were still involved. She is currently out of town 
but when she gets back I'll ask her why Mexico was not included.

Once again I'll give a plug to Jane McGary's (editor) Bulbs of North 
America which although it mainly deals with bulbs from Canada and the 
United States does include some Mexican plants as well.

Mary Sue 

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