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Utah Native Plant Society

 

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The Utah Native Plant Society was founded in 1978 out of growing concern for the well-being of native plants. Their organization is focused on the protection of Utah’s native plant species through conservation efforts and education. The Society has twelve chapters located throughout the state.

 

Society Newsletter

The Sego Lily is a bimonthly publication which contains articles of interest as well as announcements and news of current society activities. You can access their archive and the latest issue on their website.

Summer Blooms of Utah

Wildflower display of blue Wasatch Penstemon, Penstemon cyananthus and White Nuttall’s, lianthus, Linanthus nuttalli
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/US Department of Agriculture.

Wildflower display of blue Wasatch Penstemon, Penstemon cyananthus and White Nuttall’s, lianthus, Linanthus nuttalli. These wildflowers bloom in the subalpine meadows of Albion Basin in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest from mid-July through early August.

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Botanical Traveler

Marcus E. Jones

Marcus E. Jones (1852–1934), was a geologist, mining engineer, and self-trained botanist. He traveled by horse and wagon through the western states and collected an extensive herbarium thought to be the largest in the country at that time. Jones published his own journal called Contributions to Western Botany that allowed him the freedom to write whatever he saw fit. His herbarium is owned by Pomona College in Claremont, California and housed at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.