Botany Class Studies Malvaceae

Last Monday's Botany Certification Class, led by former Botany Society President Don Rideout, studied the family Malvaceae. Don had plant samples taken from his own garden of California native plants. The class focused on key characteristics of this common desert plant family. Well-known members of this family include okra, cotton, cacao and Hibiscus.

Here a student is closely checking on the internal parts of the flower.