Amoroso and Wilson compared populations of Dudleya cymosa cymosa growing in Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park, as one of ten paired-population comparisons in their study. (Barry Breckling, via CalPhotos)

California Native Plants Society offers student funding

Multiple grants for students studying California’s native flora are available this fall from the California Native Plants Society. The society offers up to $1000 to support student projects, with specific grant funds focusing on evolutionary botany, work with invasive species, and women working with native plants. All grants require completion of an online form describing proposed projects, budget needs, and at least one letter of recommendation, all due October 31; full instructions are on the CNPS website.

Image: Dudleya cymosa, just one example of California’s exceptional plant diversity. (Barry Breckling, via CalPhotos)