Finally Collecting

We finally got to do SOS collections –  we are at 3 for now. Things are finally getting to greenup and the grasses and wildflowers alike go to seed rather quickly out here in the South West. As a botanist I could not be more pleased to be here. The plants species range is amazing, I have grown so much as a professional botanist. Working with plant taxonomy and the different keys 0ut here as been really good for me.

My area of interest is the wildflowers but the internship focuses on grasses. So, it was really good for me to go outside of my comfort zone and work with some really amazing and beautiful grasses. After some long hours I finally understand them a little bit better. But for now it is a waiting game to see what else will be going to seed in the Poaceae family.

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