Studies from the Herbarium

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Studies from Ahart Herbarium (formerly the Chico State Herbarium) was founded in 1983 by Rob Schlising. Studies from the Herbarium is a non-profit endeavor through which professional and amateur botanists study and document the rich flora of Butte County and northern California. It emphasizes floras and ecological studies involving the plants and plant communities of northern California.

Lawrence Janeway, editor-in-chief, Studies from the Herbarium

Vern Oswald's Florulae

While Vern Oswald was working on his various published floras, especially "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Butte County, California" (California Native Plant Society, 1994) and "Selected Plants of Northern California and Adjacent Nevada" (Studies from the Herbarium, 2002, published posthumously), he produced various florulae (annotated checklists of the plants of wildlife areas, preserves, interesting private properties, etc. around northern California) to help with the process. Oswald updated these florulae shortly after the first edition of The Jepson Manual was published in 1993, to match the Jepson nomenclature. Vern then made these florulae available to interested groups and individuals for their use, and, with some of them, to be reprinted and sold for a while by the Mt. Lassen Chapter CNPS. These florulae are still useful to botanists and naturalists in northern California and are available here scanned to pdf.

Flora Buttensis

Flora Buttensis was produced at Ahart Herbarium from 1980 through 1986 by Mary Sue Taylor, then a graduate student and local herbariophile. Volume 1, Number 3, from 1980, is particularly noteworthy as the start of the Butte County flora project which culminated with the publication in 1994 of Vern Oswald's "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Butte County, California" by the California Native Plant Society.