Plant Descriptions

When you want to learn more about a plant, you can click on the "More Information" link on the Plant Page or Photo Page. A window will open with a description of the plant. This information will help you to identify the plant in the field.

In addition to a general description of the plant, there is more detailed information on:

  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Stems
  • Habitat
  • Related Species
  • Range

The descriptions help to distinguish the plants from other related or similar-looking plants.

There is also information on the meanings of the botanical names. Knowing what the names mean is a good way to remember the botanical names.

Botanical terms that are used in the descriptions are underlined. This indicates that a click on a term will open the Glossary window and show the definition of that term.

Example of the More Information window

Keywords: Gabi McLean, Cliff McLean, Gabriele McLean, Clifford McLean, Nature at Hand, Common Plants of Eaton Canyon and the San Gabriel Foothills: Field Guide on CD, Plants of the San Gabriels, California native plants, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Gabriel Valley, Southern California, Altadena, Covina, natural, nature photography, photograph, environmental education, naturalist, docent, hike, hiking, CD-ROM, California native garden, gardening, flowers, wildflowers, San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, California Native Plant Society, CNPS, Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates, ECNCA