Cultivating Place: Seed Banking A Floristic Province, Naomi Fraga Of California Botanic Garden

Nov 12, 2020

Photos courtesy of Center for Plants Conservation at San Diego Zoo Global: Naomi Fraga

This week on Cultivating Place, we continue our Seed Change series with Naomi Fraga, research assistant professor of Botany at Claremont Graduate University and Director of Conservation Programs at the California Botanic Garden dedicated to conserving the rich biodiversity of the native plants of California through field research, seed banking, and education programs. Listen in!

Naomi worked with her mentor Steven Boyd at Hidden Lake to conserve Hidden Lake blue curls - a taxa which was recently delisted.

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The inspiration for Naomi's dissertation work: the rare (and petite) Kelso Creek monkey flower (Erythrante shevockii)