|Carson Valley monkeyflower (Erythranthe carsonensis)|
|Santa Lucia monekflower (Erythranthe hardhamiae)|
This shows us that it is critical to gather as much information as possible prior to developing land or changing land use. Balancing our use of the land with protection of natural resources is a difficult task, but in order to do this effectively we need information on what occurs there and its significance. The work we do here at the Garden in conservation and research aims to provide this information in the interest of education on the value and significance of California’s native flora.